Monday, November 16, 2009

composting goodness

I've always been green concious, but it seems that becoming a new homeowner and new mom has made me green crazy. I would like leave this earth in pretty good shape for my daughter Silvia's grandchildren.

In an effort to do my part, I asked for a compost bin for my birthday this year. I requested it be made completely from found wood and materials in our yard/garage since the previous owners of our home left behind oodles of wood scraps, gardening supplies and tools.

So we started with 2 wooden shipping palettes (found in our garage) facing side-to-side. My husband then cut down some random pieces of wood to construct the front and back. He covered the top with some found chicken wire, and created a simple hinged door on the front. All in all it was pretty easy for a couple of carpenter newbees.

There's tons of composting information out there, which was very enlightening! One of the best sites I stumbled upon is I seem to always go back there and get my questions answered.

I will let you know how my compost turns out this Spring!

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