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All throughout the summer when preparing any meals any vegetable waste is saved , cabbage cauliflower and carrot tops all put into a plastic bag. Then on a Sunday morning whilst out for a walk these are past over into a field of horses which runs along the side of the public footpath. Come the winter when its cold and frosty things are reversed, what the horses have recycled is trenched back into my vegetable plot.This way it saves taking up garden space with a compost heap.

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thats clever, sadly no field of friendly horses next to me. So compost heaps behind the garage.

3 Sep, 2011


Fantastic leeks.

3 Sep, 2011


Judging by the photo it works well and I bet the horses look forward to a visit from you...

3 Sep, 2011


Same type of 'bartering' here - when the brocolli and sprouts have finished we pass the old plants to our neighbour for her chickens; stale bread is given to the sheep; other perishables are sorted out before we go back to Britain for a week and given to the pigs; I share my baking with next door every week. We get sheep manure for the garden; the occasional plucked chicken; eggs; various bits of pork, lamb and goat and we're all so clued up on how to use up any 'leftovers' that there's not a compost heap for miles!

4 Sep, 2011


They're lovely horses. Nice they can help you like that

6 Sep, 2011

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