MORBARK WOOD HOG PARKED AT COMPOST FACILITY
The Morbark Wood Hog Chipper has now been placed in the area near the Compos Facility where it will be stationed most of the time.
The ground was levelled off so the machine could be operated safely.
COCONUT HUSK SHREDDER COULD PRODUCE ANOTHER COMPOST COMPONENT
Through some good old ingenuity, the staff of Beacon Farms have resurrected this piece of Indian machinery that had been incompatible with the power supply here in Cayman.
The motor was converted and the blades sharpened. Finally we are able to shred the many coconut husks produced as a byproduct of our coconut oil production.
The two chippers we have are not able to handle this material because it becomes tangled in the blades, but this little machine can do the trick.
FOSTER'S IGA DONATES CARBOARD TO THE COMPOST FACILITY
Beacon Farms has made an agreement with Foster's Food Fair IGA to pick up discarded carboard meant for the landfill.
The goal is to recycle this waste material into useful compost for use in our fields. The cardboard will have to be shredded and it is our hope that the new Morbark Chipper will be able to accomplish this task.
The shredded cardboard is mostly carbon. To get a proper mix for the composting process we will need to add source of nitrogen. This could come in the form of kitchen waste, manure or urea.
CAY SHRED DELIVERS SHREDDED PAPER FOR COMPOSTING
Cay-Shred Mobile Data Destruction delivered a load of shredded paper which we will incorporate into our compost product.
The paper was headed to the George Town Landfill but with this new collaboration we can take some of the waste paper, compost it and add it to our fields. This is a beneficial arrangement for all parties involved!
To accelerate the processing of green waste, a Morbark 2400XL horizontal grinder, capable of chipping very large branches has been bought.
This was a very large purchase for the farm.
If you wish to help us in the repayment of this loan, any sized donation would be very much appreciated!
COMPOST FACILITY EXTENSION
On the 19th of August, 2020 we poured the slab for the extension on the Compost Facility. This will provide extra space for the storage of our compost product.
We have already extended the roof of the Facility to protect the compost from the rain and reducing any chance of runoff from the compost piles.