Thursday, March 26, 2009

Volcanoes, Glaciers, Sea Fossils, Oyster Shells & Limestone, Oh My!

I am so giddy right now, my heart is leaping, my cheeks hurt from grinning!

The analysis for the mineral amendment blend I've been working on just came in and it looks like we'll be able to do it! Ingredients are heading out to make the test batch early next week when our rail container of soft rock phos lands...

The mix will contain Glacial Rock Dust, Azomite Volcanic Ash, Sea Fossils from both Soft Rock Phosphate and Greensand, Oyster Shell Flour and good ol' Washington Limestone. I've also got a Linseed Meal (flax) and Alfalfa Meal blend up my sleeve that we hope to start mixing next week. Yay!!!

Today is the new moon and the floor is happily sprouting little bits of wheat from the straw this morning as it dries down. Tiny just took this cool photo. His venus fly trap, Lou, is flowering, too. Handmade chicken-adorned birthday cards and cupcakes Mary brought from Sweetpea Bakery have all helped make this a pretty special start to my day!

Joel from the Magpie Messenger Collective was in today picking up 150lbs of goods for his chickens and rabbits. He is always on bike, so his human power discount is set to be automatic, like a few other dedicated cyclists. Their coop sounds pretty special, hoping he'll bring in photos soon for our binder.

*** Two great events this Friday 27th through Sunday 29th are Chicken Fest at Livingscape with affordable workshops, fiddling and events & the super neat Better Living Show at the Expo, which is free with loads of workshops. ***

See you soon!