Yesterday I dug about a quarter of it into a small area of my vegie patch, which was actually quite hard work, until I discovered that layering it was easier, and then joy oh joy, it rained all night! The straw obviously made an appreciable difference as this morning's investigations showed that the rain had penetrated quite a long way down in that area. I shall dig in the rest of the pooey straw as soon as I am able, and shall then plant my next crop.
Of course I put extra straw around all the strawberry plants, to keep the snails away and the berries clean.
The children's farm operator was happy for us to take it, as it meant that he didn't have to rake it all up and dispose of it himself. I'll be on the look out for more petting farm events later in the year.