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Some huglekultur and swale progress

 
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I wanted to share some of the work that is moving toward completion on the garden area of the homestead. Still a ways to go, but I am proud of the progress.
 
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Looks like you've been at it for a day or two there! If you do the Facebook thing, check out The Historic Roberts Family Farm to see how Southern girls roll - Like us while you're there?
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So what did you use to build them and how long did it take you? They are marvelous looking!
 
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I dug the initial trench for the hugleculture with a mini excavator 4 feet deep and 4 feet wide roughly. It took approximately 9 months off and on with one to two guys cutting the wood pulled from the wooded areas of the farm and some delivered from a neighbor's place to fill the 240ft long trench. The final heavy lifting was done with a caterpillar 953 that my other neighbor operates for a living. I laid out the lines using an a frame level.
 
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Nice one! Those are some sizable earthworks you have there. Should work out nicely for you. Looking forward to seeing it in the spring.
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