The high winds yesterday blew my hoop house apart and crushed my pepper plant! I guess the new design had better be sturdier. Good to know now rather than later.
My last experiment for 2020. I am trying to keep a tender pepper plant alive to Thanksgiving. So far, so good. It got down to 23 degrees last night in the garden, and the pepper plant seems to be alive. I will keep you posted.
Animals eat more than grass. Although bamboo is a grass, we don't think of it as horse and cow food. I am experimenting with using it that way. My pigs will get mulberries, evening primrose, and apples as my plan moves forward.
These pigs arrived a week ago. We have had to scramble to keep them in green pasture with all this rain. They are adapting well. This is their first experience of being outside a barn. They finally figured out what that green stuff was for. That brown stuff is good for rooting in too!
The area on the left had pigs in 2019, but the area on the right did not. I guess pigs don’t like mustard roots and they do like ragwort, blackberry, multi flora rose among a few.
We are still using no-till, but we are eliminating grass walkways and replacing those with wood chips.