Weekend in the Dirt

It’s been a long time since we’ve posted here.

The reasons have been our internet speed and how busy we’ve been.  But we have better internet now and our lives have calmed down some.  It’s time to get back to it and more regularly.

Last weekend, a group of friends offered to come give us some help on the property.  They were recently relocated due to the Sunrise fire burning near Missoula.  We’ve been socked in with smoke for weeks, and it’s not halfway through traditional fire season!

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We agreed to give their ducks a home for the winter, while they figure out where they’re going.  So anyway, I rented a mini excavator for the weekend since Evan offered to run it for us and we had some flammable wood to take care of.  I wanted to bury it into Huegelkulture beds (raised beds filled with wood).  Big ones!

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Our excavator had some extra time so we kept on digging.  Wallows for the livestock and a small root cellar.

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Thanks to Evan, Ben, and Kai for the help!

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