The use of biodynamic preparations are fundamental to our biodynamic farming practices.
Preparation 500 involves packing cow manure into cow horns. The horns are then buried in a pit and retrieved in Spring. Diluted with water, the preparation is then applied to the soil. With regular applications, BD500 will increase populations of earthworms, soil bacteria and fungi, enhance root development and improve soil structure and the absorption/retention of water.
Sounds somewhat weird and wonderful, doesn't it?
Filling the cowhorns with manure.
Cow horn filled with manure
Laying the cow horns in the pit.
The filled horns are ready to be buried with topsoil and will be retrieved in spring