Monday, September 2, 2013

Muck Raking and "Cow Poo Soup"

Spring is in the air! and I am planning for a wonderful year of veges.

On walking out of my front door today I noticed that my Blueberries were all covered in weeds and in dire need of some attention.  Their ground is stony and hard, and not very nutrient rich.  So I started to think on something Hubby had been commenting on a few weeks ago.

Out in the paddocks where he feeds the cows, where the round bales of hay sit in a feeder while cows stir up all the mud, there is a pad of hay still sitting.  So I wheeled my barrow round and filled her up with this amazing, fragrant, hay rich, poo rich, stinking, amazing goo....and started spreading.

BEFORE (above): stony, hard, weed ridden, non nutritious...

AFTER: (above): rich, moisture retaining, nutritious, fragrant...

I have also been making "cow poo soup"  - a 40gallon drum in the vege garden, filled with water, and then add 4 large cowpats (fresh or dry, doesnt matter).  I've been feeding this to my garlic (who are hungry) and to the brassicas.  Wow, they love it and are really growing.


  1. hmmm not to sure about what fragrance you are smelling though!! I too need to pick up some poo for you.

  2. You are inspiring me to get started on our garden - at this time of year though - it's ... where do I start?