There isn’t much to do in the winter with plants so we move on to other preparations for spring...like making mulch.
The first mulch particles fall off the conveyor onto the ground
It’s not long before a steaming pile forms under the conveyor.
A couple-a hours later, a decent pile grows.
The next morning, the mound steams in the cold early morning air.
The pile steams from bacterial action as microbes eat the carbon in the wood. Nature’s recycling byproducts easily seen. It reminded me of what California looked like last summer when the forests burned from global warming heat, droughts, and hurricane-force winds.
The sun chased the frost down into the mulch valleys.
The nursery dog seems to have conquered the world.
By the end of the day, we had produced enough mulch to get us through the year, and now we are on to the next project.