One of our aussies taking a break in front of the compost pile.

One of our aussies taking a break in front of the compost pile.

Our compost, composed of sheep manure, beef manure, straw, hay, and vegetable matter has become a staple growing medium and fertilizer for gardeners in our area.  Our combination beef/chicken compost cures over the course of two years, time varies.  We turn the compost to allow heat and moisture to escape and air to circulate through the compost until it is broken down to an odorless product.  Most importantly, the pile or windrow is turned to allow microbial activity to be accelerated or increased.   Ideally beef compost should have a carbon to nitrogen ratio between 25:1 to 30:1, moisture content between 50 to 60 %, and pH between 5.5 and 8.  Our compost falls within this range.  Our plant-based compost is a dark brown color, rich in microbial activity, with a high moisture content due to high carbon straw and can be screened prior to bagging.

Our compost can be used as a soil ammendment on lawns, fields, and gardens with an application of roughly a little over an inch of compost.  Broadcasting is recommended.  It can also be used as a planting medium either mixed with topsoil or alone.  Our annuals and perennials grow very well in it either way.  Always remember to till into the prepared bed or garden.

Load of Garden Soil Therapy

Load of Garden Soil Therapy

 

Price:

25 kg bag = $10

We charge $75/bucket load on the tractor.

Pick up is at the farm.  Delivery charge = $10 on bagged orders.