Isn’t Photosynthesis wonderful?

Having been the carers of this plot for eight months one thing that is very apparent is the vast amount of Stuff that members of the plant kingdom can create out of thin air.  We decide to thin  a little bit of hedge or cut back some shrubs and before we know it there are enormous piles of output.  It has to be assessed: firewood? kindling? compost? pig fodder?

For our neighbouring farmer it is simple – his rampant hedges receive the tractor treatment and end up like this

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We start to store up the energy fixed out of the air. Some of it gifted by same farmer

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Some of it bought with real money

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Our hedge trimming is more selective – hazel to the pigs; blackberries left to ripen

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Spot likes to convert fixed  carbon into pork (shush – not hers – next generation) and lovely droppings

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As the current duck(lings?) get a bit more space

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the ones inside their shells inside the incubator inside the kitchen are pipping tonight.

Pethan eraill yn y tyddyn heddiw:

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