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nirvana natural farm: Autumn, chestnuts and biodynamics


autumn 06 056 The summer season has been lengthy, sizzling and dry in addition to and busy with harvests and retaining the water as much as the bushes. Preparations for a brand new coated orchard, primarily for our personal use is underway however Autumn heralds our thirtieth  chestnut harvest. Each morning we begin selecting up the fallen chestnuts that are then graded and put into the chilly room. After a brief maturation, the place the starches begin turning to sugars, they’re obtainable direct from our farm store after which to maintain you heat , roasted in Stirling an weekends .
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One other essential occasion occurs right here in Autumn. Members of the Adelaide Hills Biodynamic Group  come collectively to make the preparations that underpin the Biodynamic methodology of farming and gardening. This is a vital day as outdated fingers share their knowledge with new members.The day began with the filling of the cow horns with manure to make horn manure or 500. The horns are then buried and spend winter underground whereas the earth is most energetic. By Spring the manure has been remodeled right into a humus wealthy substance able to be stirred and unfold on the land.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         Subsequent job is to OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         make 5 of the 6 compost preparations. 502 Yarrow, has been hanging within the walnut tree over summer season and now has been positioned within the soil for winter. 503 chamomile , 504 nettle, 505 oak bark and 506 dandelion the place all ready and buried.
After lunch we then combined 2 buckets of cow manure with some floor egg shells and rock mud to make a barrel compost. After mixing it was put within the container , compost preparations the place added and its now busy making a wealthy humus materials that may impart the compost processes on the land.
After slightly extra rain it is going to be time to unfold the five hundred on the damp earth to resume the constructive humus creating processes which might be most vital to profitable work the land in a sustainable and artistic means.  

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