February 13, 2024

Using a Tub Grinder

After weeks of hard work cleaning the woodland, transporting the organic debris - bark, stumps, logs, and brush - to the compost yard, and then seeing it all go through the tub grinder, we now have a massive pile of usable mulch - the biggest we've ever had here at my farm.

Every couple of years, I call in the hardworking team from Material Processors, Inc., located in Warwick, New York. Their large machinery grinds all the material into small chips. Then it is all passed through a second time to make it even finer and mixed with leaf mold, aged horse manure, and chicken droppings. What's left is nutrient-rich "black gold" for all my gardens.

Here are the photos, enjoy.