Originally Posted by feathersaloft
So I found 3 leftover bags of mulch, hiding in the weeds by the giant cactus.
I went ahead and spread them near the waterer in the new pen, trying to keep the muck out of the water at least.
After knocking the pile down, then letting the chickens spread it a bit (and find all the bugs in it from sitting by the cactus for over a year) I realized that it would take oh, about 200 bags to cover the pen to a decent depth.
What is that in pickup loads?
We are hopefully going to pick up truckload #1 tomorrow, so I can at least have a muck free path thru the pen.
Really REALLY hating the rain, and the fact that more is expected Monday.
Did I mention the fact that I need to help reset 250' or so of fence from our flooded creek?
My horse and donkeys are in the small field, and the sheep and goat are in the back yard of the mobile home next door.
I'll make a multi part suggestion on the mulch. First off, if you need that much and you have to buy it, you're much better off buying by the scoop. Most places will tell you what size scoop they sell, probably around a cubic yard. Google it and you will find a formula to figure how much you need to go how ever many inches deep you need in a given area. better yet, here ya go:
the best thing to do would be to find a tree company that will bring you a load of wood chips. We have one here that will let you get all you want for free, and if you get there before 8 am, they will have someone load it for you with their bobcat. when I was working my garden I hauled five 6x12 trailer loads in and it didn't cost me anything but the gas to drive over there and the time to unload. I also got a load and put in my run.
too bad you're so far away, hard to beat FREE
oh, and I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but we have a 20% chance monday, but it's back to 100% chance on wed again. Probably not a lot of difference in us and you
Edited by PapaChaz - 12/26/15 at 5:37pm