See, rounded corners even make old onions and rotten apple cores pretty! (What's that? The snow helps? NO! It's all the rounded corners! Lah lah lah I can't hear you.)
[I've been meaning to write this post for ages, and now I've waited for so long that our compost pile is completely covered in snow.]
Composting. It can be stinky, messy, and gross, I won't lie.
But! It's ridiculously easy, makes some awesomely potent garden juice, and reduces your waste.
There's some science behind it, which I never bothered to learn - but basically, put food waste (well, raw fruit and veggie scraps), yard waste, and/or dryer lint in a pile and let it sit. Rotate it every once and a while. And it turns into dirt. Or some sort of natural fertilizer, I'm not quite sure....Let me consult my sources. Oh, Mike says it's both. Sweet mother, who wouldn't want some rich topsoil? Sign me up.
(Okay, so I don't actually have a yard that I can plant in. But I'm sure the future tenants of this house will appreciate the rich topsoil that's coming their way.)
What works for us:
- We tried a big pile at first, and that was no bueno, so Mike took some chicken wire and some wooden stakes and whipped up up a nifty little compost pile. (You could also buy a fancy pants compost bin or tumbler. But we do things on the cheap 'round these parts.)
- We have a few old yogurt containers in the kitchen: we keep some scraps in there until we can take them out to the pile out back.
- Every few months, we stick a shovel or pitchfork in the pile and mix it up a little to aerate it.
Do you compost? Do you know anyone who composts? Does the idea gross you out?