Sunday, December 19, 2010

the compost bin experiment

At the end of the summer Adam and I built a compost bin in our backyard. We got the directions for how to build it from my brother, who is my compost/dirt/farming/anything organic guru. Besides the rich soil and quicker breakdown of foods, it also keeps our trash can from smelling since we rarely throw food in it anymore.  In case compost bins are a foreign concept, it's a mixture of dirt, fruit, vegetable, and even egg shell scraps, and leaves or shredded paper.  We've been adding more food, leaves and dirt over the past few months so I'll be curious to see what kind of soil we end up with next spring. 

our compost pail that now keeps me company by my sink

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