That is going to be one worm laden garden! Just think of all the nutrients soaking into the soils in all those places you've covered....should be worth all the work to see the green growth in the spring.Yesterday we raked out 2 huge loads of loose dead hay from the sheep barn and piled it in the Kawasaki mule. We raked up a couple of swales of wood chips from having the forestry mulcher in the horse pasture. There being bare dirt between them, we scattered the sheep hay over the bare dirt. That took most of the day. Then we dug out another piled high mule load of manure from the sheep barn/lot. What we dug out yesterday was outside the barn, where it got rained on, it was HARD packed! The mule is parked in the garden, ready to unload. It started drizzling, we were pooped out on shoveling poop, so we quit for the day. LOL
We are going to shovel and scrape out the sheep barn and spread it on the garden. Then we have 2 other pens that have a small piece of the barn to pitchfork the loose hay out of, then dig out the poop and start over. I have tossed hay out in the pens also, so may pitchfork that into the mule too. The dead hay piles up really fast. I take their reject hay and put it in tubs where they riffle though it and find more to eat, then I dump it on the floor of the barn.
After we get the barn cleaned out, we'll be raking up leaves, piling in the mule and pushing them out in the barn/lot.