Then my garden buddy said... “our neighbour has a whole pile of fir bark that he said we can have, that I could chip and see if that would work for you”. So yesterday we flashed up the wood chipper and I’ll be darned, it worked. We used a screen and sifted it into two basic sizes. So I have a huge container of roughly 1” pieces and another of fine. That should take care of my orchid needs for years.
Chipper at work
Sifted out larger pieces
Repurposing our old recycle bucket for bark storage
My lungs can’t take wood dust at all, so one of the masks
Mom made for me for Covid works just perfectly
Pile of raw fir bark slabs. Raw beauty.