Today Tom and I needed to get a couple of essential jobs done. The first was cleaning the two chook pens that we hadn’t cleaned last week. Now all the cook pens are cleaned out and we can get a schedule in place so we only need to do one every week.
We then had to empty the first bay of our biodigester manure process, so that we can fill that bay tomorrow with the manure in the overflow tank at the moment. The tank needs to be emptied every 10 days. So Tom and I shoveled cow poop mixed with saw dust from one place to the next (see pic below). A nice bit of marital bonding, I would recommend all couples shovel shit together!
After the shit shoveling, we did some harvesting in the chicken forage pens, food forest area and staple carb area. We got some pumpkins, a whole heap of loofa, a few cherry tomatoes and an enormous amount of macadamias. The macadamias came mainly from one tree, tomorrow we will check the other trees. Now we have to peel them when they split open, then crack them open with a nut cracker once the nut starts to rattle inside the shell. Looking forward to some macadamias soon!
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