A highland fling

our wee adventure on the Black Isle

The virtues of chicken dung

This may seem to be an odd thing to blog about, but I felt I had to extoll the virtues of chicken dung!

You remember me telling you that we had 2 truckloads of chicken dung delivered last summer? Well, it has been nicely ripening ever since, in two large piles, one by each garden. The dogs are very interested in it, which we find disgusting – but a lot of things about dogs is pretty disgusting, right?

Anyway, after Kenton rotavated the garden this afternoon, he dug in several wheel barrowfuls of dung. (Manuel says you shouldn’t use too much because it’s so rich – go figure!)

So the dung is now well mixed with the freshly turned soil, ready for when our spring seeds arrive – peas, beans, broad beans, and so on.

And, as I’m sure you are dying to know – yes, I finally did get the bottom garden totally weeded! The dogs enjoyed watching from under the shade of a walnut tree.

Author: Ann Larson

One-time IT executive who lives on a 22 acre olive farm in Spain with husband Kenton and 2 boxer dogs. We make Yunquera Gold olive oil, and soap and skincare products from same. We aim to make natural, fresh, and handmade products at affordable prices!

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