I had my grand boys last night and they got to "camp" in the living room on the hide-a-bed. They loved it. They went to work with me this morning and got picked up around 2.
When I got home it was 85 degrees outside...not hot but humid and I am not used to it. I decided to water my starts that the boys and I planted yesterday, and to turn the compost pile. The pile was started a couple of weeks ago simply with left over mulch and llama poo + water.
Today I pulled about half of it off the top of the pile, cleaned out the chicken house and added that, plus added 3 50 gallon bags of shredded paper + water. This was layered with the mulch/poo that I pulled off of the top ending with mulch and a tarp.
This will sit until I get home from vacation...around July 1. Then I will pull the whole thing down, add more poo and paper and water and restack.
By fall I hope to have enough compost to remix all my raised beds. I will remix the beds lightly in mid-late July when I start my fall garden.
I plan on having one bed full of turnips and carrots. These I plan on leaving in the bed to store. I will cover it with a thick layer of hay or straw to protect them from hard freezes.
Beds that I am not planting a fall bed in, will be fully remixed and covered with black plastic to protect from drenching rain which would leach out the nutrients.
Through The Survival Pod Cast Forum, I found DebtMD and keyed in my debt. They say that I can be debt free by 2013 and have my home paid off my 2016!! I am going to get together the details of my debt and put in accurate figures and find out how. I know that it is crazy that I am broke all the time but was overwhelmed and could not figure out how to do it.
I will post more about this later. Because if I don't get out of debt I will never be able to retire!!