Papa Pea brought home a lovely trailer load of horse feathers Sunday afternoon. Wahoo, is it nice stuff!
Since we don't have any large animals, we never really have enough manure to use as fertilizer or in making as much compost as we want. We'd been planning on getting some horse manure from a nearby source for a while, and last Sunday turned out to be the day to do it.
We've got plans to expand our garden/planting area and ideally we wanted to have the new areas plowed up and ready to receive the manure. But dang and drat, getting that done just hasn't happened yet.
So. Where to put the
We decided to unload it in a corner of the poultry pasture near the planned, new, to-be-plowed up areas.
Well, the chickens took one look at the lovely pile of interesting stuff to explore and sort through, and we soon saw we had a problem. I'm sure it would have taken them less than a day to scatter the whole pile all over their yard.
Hubby made a quick trip to the Fence Storage Area (ha, like we really are that organized) and brought back and put up some portable net fencing. It made the chickens mad to have this great looking heap beyond their reach, but it had to be done.
Strange thing to feel good about, I suppose, but we both are more than happy to have that big pile of horse