Land preparation going on as monsoon is just arriving. Ploughing the soil is the expensive task for us in the farm. We scheduled it twice a year one before rains and one after all harvests. To reduce the expenses, we allocated only four plots for regular ploughing and cultivation of crops like cereals, pulses etc.

Rest of the plots have beds and trenches that hold trees and plants where we don’t take tractor. With lot of dried organic matters like leaves and grass we have dedicated beings inside to take care of the soil in these plots. We sometime see those worms while harvesting roots, they made the soil better than the tractor.

I am seriously thinking of converting entire land like this. Only constraint is the availabily of cow dung and more organic wastes.