I moved in to a new house that backs up to a forest, so I had plenty of material for a hugel bed.
In addition to my own compost and logs, I added a variety of bagged compost, peat moss, and put the existing soil back on. I enclosed it with 2x12 boards and planted greens for fall and peas and fava beans that I inoculated.
Plenty of material. Im thinking I wish I had done that. I have lots of trash trees to cut. Instead of peat moss, I have the floor under the rabbit cages. Its gotten too hot for rabbits. But rabbit poop and straw would be a great contribution to hugel beds. Thanks for the inspiration.
DH built a tall cold frame for me so that I can put large pots of kale or other stuff in it to overwinter. While it would be nice one of these days to go more solar, I do run an electrical cord into it to run a 60-watt light bulb if it gets too cold.
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can't eat money. Cree proverb