Chickens are great for gobbling up the bugs, and I'm sure they had a great time investigating the restricted area!
My hubby said they used to allow the ducks to clean up the bugs in the garden, as they didn't peck at the veggies like the chickens would.
I've pulled all my plants, spread the unfinished compost over the bed, and now that the leaves are falling, we've chopped them up with the mower, then went over the area again and bagged them and put those on the garden as well. Haven't tilled it in yet, since we've been getting rain frequently (wish it had come in June and July, but better late than never!). Have lots of dropped sticks and bush trimmings to burn in the outdoor firepit, and I will scatter those ashes on the garden as well afterwards. It's been either too windy or too rainy to do that yet, but supposed to be clear and not so windy tonight, so hopefully that chore will also be done soon.
Need to relocate my strawberry bed, so hoping to figure out where to put it and get it ready this fall so I can transplant them early in the spring.
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