So, in conversation with our auto repair friends, Brent and Sonya Crago at Top Tech Automotive in Cleveland, TN, their son asked if my Mantis would fit in his chicken coop--and, well if you know how I feel about the Mantis, the Mantis can go anywhere! So, of course, my answer was that it would work perfectly to till his coop!
So, this is how we barter!
They will fix my Mantis (and who better to repair a carburator than an auto mechanic) and I will let them use it to till their chicken coop and turn the soil. In addition, I will get 4 large bins FULL of chicken scrapings, for lack of a better term. This will work beautifully in my composter! I'm so excited I don't have words to express my excitement! What makes it even more exciting is this "chicken run" provides their chickens with enough space to peck and graze without feed containing hormones of any kind or antibiotics. Thus, these chicken scraps will be very close to organic. Very exciting!
So, hopefully, I'll be back in business working my garden again next week.
Happy gardening and make sure to send us your garden photos!