Yesterday the sea deposited large amounts of seaweed on the beach at the hotel I am working at. I had been waiting for the return of some seaweed as it is supposed to be amazing mulch and basically the best there is. It provides a nice wet protective layer for the soil, it breaks down and provides a lot of nutrients to the soil and it keeps some pests away.
Well yesterday I got more than I bargained for. In the morning I saw some red/brown masses out in the ocean and I did not know what they were. By the afternoon it was clear they were large patches of seaweed on their way to the beach.
I had 7 feed bags in my truck. Dzigbordi and I filled them all in the evening and carried them up to my truck. It was a lot of work as it is 28 stairs from the beach to a path that leads to the parking lot and as close as I could get with my truck.
After loading the truck we took it to the farm and spread it out on the beds and a swale.
After Dzigbordi planted some corn we called it a night.
Where this blessing became a curse is the next morning this morning there was a lot more seaweed on the beach. It took about 5 of us working hard for a few hours to clear it in anticipation for our guests coming today. I still only have 7 bags and filled them again this morning. They are waiting in my truck to be taken to the field as I did not get a chance today.
All Images taken with a Huawei P7 Prime camera phone.