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I'm a Canadian now residing in Sunny Arizona since 2002. Although I've been a city girl all of my life, I've always loved the country and the laid back life it offers. My love of the Outdoors, Animals,and Gardening comes from my mom Cecile, who loved her home in the country, but sadly passed away in 2005. I promised her I would grow a garden in her name, And I finally did, five years later. One of my best memories of her is how much she loved her garden. The glow on her face when she would show me something new, always creating a life with things she loved. She loved all animals. She taught me simplicity, to enjoy the small things, and see beauty in everything. Today I find myself doing the same things she did in her garden and in life. This blog was created to keep track of my projects and adventures. They may not all be successes, but my goal is to remain unintimidated by whatever engages my curiosity. I want to share this adventure with those who can appreciate the small things, the trial and errors, the simplicity in it all, but mostly,what my mom knew how to do best,just have FUN! *This blog is dedicated to her*

Jul 26, 2011

Black Gold

Ahhhh the key to a successful garden. It's all in the SOIL!
This weekend I got a large bag full of semi-dried cow manure,
I picked up five free garbage bags full of chicken waste and cedar chips at the feed store. The owners were more than happy to have someone take them away.
My compost bin is now filled with browns and greens. I spread some of the waste in the garden, tilled it like mad. It was a workout in this heat but very satisfying.
It was a very productive weekend.

My soil will be ready for fall planting. I promised myself that this will be my best season yet. I am better prepared and a little more knowledgeable this time.
I love to show pics with every post but I didn't think taking pictures of waste was necessary.

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