This morning we all gathered at 5 am, before sunrise, to prepare our 501 biodynamic prep. 501 is made from quartz silica packed into a cow’s horn and buried during the summer months. After its unearthed, we stir it in water for an hour, like the 500 a few weeks ago, and spray it throughout the farm. 501 is a great anti-fungal and helps enhance flowering and fruit set, but it can also promote seeding so it’s important to avoid spraying crops like lettuce.
After breakfast, we then went to collect some more chickens, to add to our eleven hens already at the farm. Most were pretty easy to catch; the hard work was breaking down their enclosures and packing them up to bring over here.