Summer

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Compost tea bubbling away. The amount of air needed to make aerated compost tea is like a rolling boil otherwise things go anaerobic and diseases start to grow.

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Our conical compost tea brew set up.

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Micro arthropod under the microscope from our compost. We are constantly checking that the compost has all the good soil microbes and good fungi at the right levels and no signs of diseases. Micro arthropods eat fungi so it is always a good sign to see them in compost samples, meaning the compost is high in beneficial fungi.

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Beautiful kales, growing 8 different varieties this season.

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Our compost operation where the magic happens. We have made 10 thermophilic compost piles this year and our last batch, a vegan compost mix (meaning no manures but ground up peas for high nitrogen) is definitely the best with the highest beneficial microbial and fungi count.

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A happy young contender peach planted 2 years ago and full of fruit.

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Beautiful views from the Chestnut Orchard with Mullien wildflowers stealing the show.

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Our shiitake logs with woodchip for moisture retention and shade cloths.

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