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Testing your garden soil

Garden soil testing can be broken down into 3 categories - physical, biological and chemical. Physical - It's fairly easy to give your soil a physical test at home Structure - squeeze a handful of damp soil, open your hand. Does it fall apart? If it does then it's too sandy. Poke it - if it crumbles apart it's good. If when poked it retains its shape than it has too much clay. Drainage - does rainwater drain away quickly or does it sit on top of your soil. Roots need oxygen that is in the air spaces. Too much water clogs up the air spaces. Water retention - after a good watering does the soil stay moist for days or dry...

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Our First Cows

Friday, Halloween, was a special day for our farm because we got our first cows. They are Dexters but the biggest one is a bred Dexter/Jersey cross. We picked Dexter cows because they are smaller, have nice temperaments and look at how cute they are. Don't you just want to walk up to them and rub their fuzzy little heads?

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