Season End Chores & Poopy Fleece

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We’ve got our clay pots and tomato cages moved off of the back deck, although they haven’t been scrubbed clean yet… We’ve stockpiled some compost for next Spring and are getting ready to shut the greenhouse down for the winter.   The fleece by the door is actually what’s called skirting.  It’s the poopy part that gets removed after shearing because fiber artists don’t like to have to deal with it.  I collect it on shearing day and stockpile it for the garden.  I’ve used it as both mulch and to line the bottom of clay pots.  Think about it… it’s all natural and full of fertilizer and is compostable.  It makes our gardening containers lighter than if they are filled completely with soil and nurtures our plants at the same time.  I should bag and sell it at the farmers market!  Sheep Sheet.  Skirt Dirt.  Dung Fluff.   BM (Baa Manure)…  The possibilities are endless.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. HippieKender
    Dec 02, 2010 @ 11:35:50

    I had a dream the other night that had something to do with potting soil rounds wrapped in fulled wool covers. They were these perfect disks of soil and wool that you put in the bottom of your pots to help the plants grow.
    I full blame this post for my strange yet crafty dream. 🙂

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  2. Connie
    Dec 02, 2010 @ 19:04:38

    How funny, HK!!! And thanks for stopping by!

    Reply

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