Shetland sheep are naturally coloured and I’ll be using that but I also dye some of the wool, often bright colours, for contrast. M would like a jumper with a mix of natural and dyed wool.
We also got some muck while we were there. “Muck” is cow manure. M’s is super-special as she has a biodynamic smallholding and so uses the preps on her land and in the muck heap. She also a combination of the compost preps in the deep litter that she overwinters the cattle in through Nov-Feb. This helps the muck begin to compost and vastly reduces any smell … not that there’s any unpleasant odour as M is orgtanic/biodynamic and so her beasts are fed properly, their innards work and they don’t do nasty-smelling poo !!!
This is Paul working the muck into the bed. I’ll be planting a very late crop of swede, turnip & kale in the bed.