So what have I learned from this weekend’s unfinished adventure in hugelkulture? It’s actually three projects: to clear the brush pile and put it to use to the greatest degree possible, to maintain habitat for the birds, and to place the hugel barrier to stop and hold stormwater. What’s with the birds? I spent most of … More Realizing Collateral Effects for the Birds
Well, the berm is begun…and experience is teaching me that the day after torrential rainstorms is perhaps not the best time for serious digging. One way and another, you could say yesterday’s backbreaking work was a sighting shot for a project that will take more than a weekend to complete. I pushed my spade into … More Impermeable Soil, eh?
I’ll admit it – I’d let the side hedge grow way too tall over the past years. But in its height, it gave such a feeling of seclusion to the yard, and such lovely nesting places for the songbirds…
… More My Christmas gift to the backyard: a hugelkultur berm