Tuesday, March 2, 2010

First Haul

This is our first haul with our new utility trailer, which we assembled ourselves. We have big plans for this baby, which I promise to divulge to you soon. In the meantime, my little car was able to haul 8, 50lb bales of straw like a champ. Go little Hyundai go!

The straw is being split between the chicken pen and the garden. Last year we attempted to procure all of our mulch from the dump for free. Not only was that impossible in a sedan (sans trailer), but the quality of the mulch was pretty poor. This year we're springing for straw. We wanted to get a hefty layer of mulch down on the beds before we lose the moisture from all of the recent snow. Bare dirt is dead dirt, especially here in arid New Mexico.

1 comment:

Jay Dedman said...

We put a heavy layer of free hay on our garden beds. When we started planted last week, the soil was rich and dark. Needed no turning over. Like instant compost.