Hot, hazy, and humid… that didn’t slow down our Danby crew in its second week. With only two days of work this week because of the 4th of July, the YAP crew weeded (everything!), transplanted (flowers by the Smokey House Center sign) and harvested (garlic scapes, lettuce and herbs.)
We even found time to hike into the woods to check out the work on the Old Sugar House and cool off in the nearby stream.
Our big project, however, was constructing compost bins, based on a design by EMG Master Composter, Ron Hebert. With guidance from Robin Chesnut-Tangerman, we’ve already built three composters for ourselves. The walls are sturdy 1/2″ hardware cloth, and the latch uses solid wood and good hardware. This very practical design includes an easy open latch, which makes moving and turning the pile easy. We plan to offer these for sale at the Poultney Farmers Market soon. (We’re taking orders now – $79 plus tax!)