After the burn-up…

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Thursday 09 April, 2015 by Uncle Spike

After a good old burn-up of the farm waste (branches from mass tree pruning etc), there are still uses for what’s left over. First of all there are piles of leaves from olive branches that have been left waiting for the bonfire for one to two months. These are all carted off to add to our compost bins (three large cubic metre brick composting bins).

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Then there is the wood ash. As we get wood ash from the wood burner anyway, I prefer to damp down the fire with a large hose well before it burns out (which is rather fun by the way – great clouds of steam). Anyway, the next day we are left with dampened charcoal, wood ash and an altogether much richer and useful carbon fire deposits.

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That one bonfire left some five wheelbarrow loads…

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…which was then spread around all the flower beds and shrubbery’s, as the rose-beds were the recipients last time around.

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6 thoughts on “After the burn-up…

  1. Colin Huggins says:

    Interesting – the use of the the charcoal.
    Is that cacti that I see growing?
    Colin

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  2. fredrieka says:

    all the pruning is fun for dogs we can run with them in our mouths, and swing around fetch the ones our nonpawparents throw or fling them out of our mouths and chase them ourselves

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