Tuesday, October 11, 2011

For the Love of a Compost

For weeks it seems I haven't talked about much other than compost.  [I know, my poor, poor husband...I make it up to him with good food. :)...but seriously, if dirt makes me this happy, he's got it easy ;)].  I have been so excited to be able to have my own garden and a compost, that I don't want to "mess it up" and as a result have been looking at every option for everything...well apparently my dad had tired of the ready made vs. self made, plastic vs. wooden pallet vs. wood and mesh compost conversations and delivered this little beauty to my doorstep this weekend.  It is currently holding a 6" layer of leaves and awaiting the garden space to be tilled next weekend so I can spread some dirt on top to start the deterioration process.  After that it is ready to take scraps and start making sweet, sweet soil.  Anyone out there have a compost of their own?  Any tips?  I'd love to hear them!


  1. that's what I need! I've done the garden wire/wood pallet thing. just didn't work so well. now I just have a section of my garden that is a big hole & not the ultimate, for sure.

  2. I'm glad to hear that this might be a better option than the garden wire/wood pallets. My only worry with this is that it won't be big enough if we get chickens in the spring like I'm hoping...