Saturday, November 21, 2009

Compost Pen

compost dog

There is an old pen in the southeast corner of our acre that stretches for about ten feet along the back fence. In total, it measures about 10' by 12'. It's been disused long enough that there was a 10' tree growing in the middle, with thick 3'-4' brush all around. We surveyed our land this weekend and decided that this pen would be the ideal place for our compost pile. Well, it would have been ideal if we hadn't had to cut down trees, clear brush and (carefully) eradicate poison ivy. It took us about 4 hours, but now we have a great place for compost that is easy to protect from our digging dogs whenever we're not around to monitor their scavenging. Thus far, the pile consists of three month old veggie scraps moved from our daily bin, free coffee grounds from various shops and a truckload of leaves picked up from the side of the road.


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