drunk_chick_farms Land rejuvenation! One square foot at a time. This is the first cut off of our Sudan grass/cowpea pasture. It had been commercially farmed for a long time and had been stripped of all top soil.
.
.
After a century of being stripped, were adding back to it. Biomass and nitrogen fixing bacteria are being pumped in, and topsoil is being built!!!
.
.
#permaculture heals all wounds.
.
.
.
.
#farmtotable #pastureraised #organic #homesteading #homesteaders #homesteadersofinstagram #chicken #chickenlife #sustainablefood #selfsufficient #sustainableliving #homesteadersofamerica #doesyourfoodtellastory #wheredoesyourfoodcomefrom #localfarms #minifarm #freedomranger #freerange #Currituck #minifarm #nc #turkeytime #gobble #homestead #eggsfordays #happyhomesteader #sudangrass #landrejuvenation #joelsalatin

7

Land rejuvenation! One square foot at a time. This is the first cut off of our Sudan grass/cowpea pasture. It had been commercially farmed for a long time and had been stripped of all top soil. . . After a century of being stripped, were adding back to it. Biomass and nitrogen fixing bacteria are being pumped in, and topsoil is being built!!! . . #permaculture heals all wounds. . . . . #farmtotable #pastureraised #organic #homesteading #homesteaders #homesteadersofinstagram #chicken #chickenlife #sustainablefood #selfsufficient #sustainableliving #homesteadersofamerica #doesyourfoodtellastory #wheredoesyourfoodcomefrom #localfarms #minifarm #freedomranger #freerange #Currituck #minifarm #nc #turkeytime #gobble #homestead #eggsfordays #happyhomesteader #sudangrass #landrejuvenation #joelsalatin

Comments (7)

william_simpson1

william_simpson1, 4 months ago

I’m pretty sure permaculture could not heal wounds from a shark attack

drunk_chick_farms

drunk_chick_farms, 4 months ago

@william_simpson1 have you ever tried???

william_simpson1

william_simpson1, 4 months ago

I don’t want to try 😂

masonjarsandthensome

masonjarsandthensome, 4 months ago

Do you chop & drop it as green manure or do you till it in?

drunk_chick_farms

drunk_chick_farms, 4 months ago

@masonjarsandthensome this was chopped and dropped. This fall we will chop the second cut and till it in very shallow to incorporate it. This winter will be over seeded with crimson clover and winter peas. After this year, we will be moving to a no till system.

entwistleclan

entwistleclan, 3 months ago

@drunk_chick_farms Gabe brown says no turning it in... just no till. Thoughts

drunk_chick_farms

drunk_chick_farms, 3 months ago

@entwistleclan yes! I have read and watched a lot of what he says, and agree 100%. The problem that you run into when your in pure sand like we are, is that there are no microorganism to break the cover crop down. They need organic matter to sustain them, and when you have less than 2% organic matter (I have the soil test to prove it lol), they are absent. We have to make the soil suitable for them by putting the material where they want to be. It's the whole "build it and they will come" technique. After we have those little guys living in the soil, a no till system is a no brainer!!!