Made homemade seed tapes the other day for my onions and will try to continue that with my lettuces and such. It was easy to do, just took some time and cheap toilet paper.
Checked the soil being built under the chips and leaves, it's moist and black but interspersed with wood chips still so not sure how long it will take to turn to mostly soil in that layer. Under that is my usual clay soil, hard as nails as per usual, though softer than it normally would be with the covering of chips on it to hold in moisture. Saw a few worms but not as many as I'd like.
This warm weather has my rhubarb thinking it's spring, though, so nice new leaves coming out on stalks 4-6 in. Just covered those up with leaves to keep them warm when the temps drop and hope they don't die completely under there when they get frozen later on.
Scavenged more leaves for my orchard and for my son's BTE setup we started in his front yard. He lives in town in a cookie cutter neighborhood, so I can practically feel the outrage going on in the neighboring houses. Dirty looks abound. Mostly elderly folks, so their idea of gardening is still stuck back in the till and hoe days of agriculture, I'm thinking. No one even has flowers in that neighborhood due to all the deer running rampant....which is why we are placing electric fence around Joel's space, a single strand and barely noticeable, but the deer will notice it greatly when they come to eat the only tender things around.