The recycled old Tarpaulin is one of our favorite tools. Today we pulled aside the Tarpaulin that we had used for the last 2 years to pile the weeds on. (There were also some nasty weeds below such as privet, maidera vine, coral tree seedli
ngs, tobacco.) So at first the Tarpulin worked to kill weeds then we rolled it over, emptied the dead weeds to make a swale and used the beautiful soil underneath. Then we set it up to use again. In this photo you can see we have to surround the new seedlings with branches to keep the geese and chickens off.
Soil erosion is like pouring money down the drain.
Here is a visual comparison of the eggs from our poultry, for the effort invested the geese give very little back except security whereas the silkie chickens are low impact, obedient and provide a good supply of eggs. They will eat most kitchen scraps and weeds if you train them when they are young.