Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Compost is Beautiful. Photogenic, even.

Husband laughs at me when I take pictures of my compost bin and its lovely product, but a few comments and emails have said, "Show us! Show us more!" I'll lead you to a few, and then add in whatever turns up in the camera this season.

To begin with, this is the bin. Thrilling, eh? We had to knock down the fence so that the lid would stay on. Luckily, the neighbors (the landlords) didn't care, even appreciated that we were willing to take care of it so they didn't have to do the work or dispose of the wood themselves.

Before and after pictures
! The science teacher in me loves this one. The organic process, the macro and micro-organisms doing what they do, not to mention the minimal garbage I send to the landfill, what's not to love?!

I saw this on "sale", and I just couldn't buy it. It's lovely, it would look nice on my kitchen counter, but I can't bring myself to spend money on compost. Part of the beauty of composting is that it's low or no cost. I'll just keep re-using my old plastic containers and then throwing them out when they finally give up the ghost.

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Blogger Good & Crazy said...

Dude! You totally came through! Now it's my turn...I'll work on pictures. No bin for us, big big worms though!

And I guess I'd never buy that either. Big blue bowl under the sink is my version...

5/14/2008 8:16 PM  
Anonymous The Mentor Mom said...

Hey, where'd you get that bin? My hubby is the gardener in our family and his bin is on it's last leg. I smell a father's day present...

5/14/2008 9:20 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

You go, Composter! Make that soil yummy!

5/15/2008 8:55 AM  
Blogger Flea said...

Way cool! Our compost is just a pile in the back corner. The Hunny put a chicken wire fence around it last weekend when we found that the dog had been eating the food scraps from it and rolling in the fresh grass clippings. Nothing says clean carpet like a green dog!

My inside cannister is a coffee can. I have tons of them in a closet and am waiting for a teacher to send a note home saying, "We need coffee cans for a project!" Hey! You're a teacher! Need any coffee cans?

5/15/2008 11:21 AM  
Blogger Daisy said...

Mentor Mom, I bought the bin at the city's brush dump several years ago. But if you want a fancier one, try the garden centers at Home Depot or Lowe's. They have the cool compost tumblers.

5/15/2008 4:30 PM  

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