The Compost Worksite

The Little Fulla and I have been working on The Worksite: the site of the compost bin build in the Orchard chicken pen. I wanted two low wooden compost bins in the Orchard Pen to help accommodate all our compost-making and greenwaste-processing needs. The compost bin in the other pen, the Cedar Pen, was piled…

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Stuck

The vegetable seedlings are all go at the moment. The dining table is full of little plants pushing up from the soil in various colours, sizes and forms. They are very interesting to watch. I have been doing a lot of watching; stuck with my compost-turning-induced back injury, with two different joints damaged. What was…

The Art of Composting

Composting. Sounds easy. Sounds good. So we all do it, right? Ha. I think composting is at risk of becoming a dying art in this day and age. People are too busy, they don't have enough space, they can't be bothered or they don't know how. I'm still learning the art of composting myself. It…

The Matter of Compost Bins

I had been dissatisfied with my black plastic compost bin for a while; it just wasn't doing the job.┬áIt came with the house, so I tried to use it , but I kept dreaming of having a bigger compost bin that actually worked properly. I was eyeing up wooden compost bins on Trade Me; the…