Preparing for Winter

A yearly load of autumn leaves

A yearly load of autumn leaves

As usually I collect bagged leaves. For different reasons I need more of them each year. They are good bedding for chickens and worms, good “brown” material for compost and good mulch for garlic. I collect only plastic bags. They keep leaves dry and slow down decomposition. If left on the street they will be collected by garbage removal service. Municipality compost accepts paper bags only.

 

A new automatic door for the chicken coop

A new automatic door for the chicken coop

At last I installed an automatic door opener on the chicken coop. Now, at least theoretically, I can visit my coop only once a day at a convenient time.

 

I finished planting my garlic and started sunchocks.  Also some worms will move into the greenhouse soon.