Dirt Hugger Spring 2016 In Review, A Photo Essay

Whew! This spring is blowing by quickly–it must be the Dallesport winds. Or, as they say, “time flies when you’re having fun.”  In a similar vein, one of the most fun aspects of making compost is the notion that each load of compost leaving our site—to the farm, field, or garden—is really beginning it’s own adventure.  We are thrilled to play a role in each one of these stories.

Okay, time for some quick business.  We are now back to our regular hours of Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4 pm.  We will be closed Monday, May 30th for Memorial Day.

Now, whip out your garden spade and dig these photos.


pears on pad


the turner has revolutionized our operation


turning  a curing windrow


tyler miller, “black gold miner”



a view from the cockpit, custom blending for a grower











“better blend in that perlite before the wind picks up again”…


custom blend


in addition to compost, we offer a variety of bark grades. split delivery shown here.



1 row compost 2nd row compost n chips

mt. adam’s orchard linked up with underwood conservation district for a compost spreading study

row treated compost adding chips

tree row banded with compost and mulched with a bark covering

orchard row treated and untreated

banded tree row


it’s alive! some mycelial action going down in blue bus cultured foods‘ plot where compost has been applied


gavin and brian bonding over some pond liner scrubbing.



compost comrades



livin’ large on our new deck


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