Bay Branch Farm

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Food, not lawns

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If you’ve been reading along, you have noticed that our backyard is a giant lawn. Well, no longer…at least one portion of grass (~2000 sq ft) will not need to be mowed any more. Phase 1 of our backyard transformation is underway as Spink spent the weekend doing some primary tillage, putting Bertha back to work. Below are some pictures of the process. Our plan is to plant a cover crop of buckwheat based on a recent article in Growing for Market outlining the merits of this cover crop.

This patch of grass will no longer need mowing!

This patch of grass will no longer need mowing!

Spink getting the rotary plow attachment deep in the soil. The soil is nice and fluffy.

Spink getting the rotary plow attachment deep in the soil. The soil is nice and fluffy.

Rotor-tilling the same site a few days later.

Rotor-tilling the same site a few days later.

 

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