Composting. Can you believe that this is a photo about composting??
It looks more like an ad for a florist....maybe a florist who composts.
Jackie, at the "Smoothpebble" blog, wrote about composting today, and her compost bucket today is quite lovely, isn't it?
I keep it in the crisper drawer in my fridge. After a winter break from doing it, I have begun composting again this week.
After we dump the last fall leaves on the pile, I don't mess with my compost pile for much of the winter. I figure it isn't going to properly rot for a while. Then there's the whole problem of walking up the hill to the compost pile in my bathrobe...in the winter. Brr... (Because the bathrobe is the proper attire when dumping stuff on the compost pile, right?)
After discovering some great plumes of funk rising out of my crisper drawer earlier in the week, I discovered that I had some prime candidates for the compost pile. After a few days of mellowing up there, I uncovered them today. You can see that they haven't disintegrated much yet.
This is one of the indicators of a happy compost pile. Fat happy worms.
I see the earthworms as my little buddies. I feed them delicious vegetables and look after them. When I turn over the compost and accidentally cut one in half, I feel sad. Worms are such wonderful creatures for the earth, I hate when I kill one.
I'd love to have one of these to keep in the house:
You actually compost in this thing called a can-o-worms and you can keep it in the house. I just KNOW that I would knock it over. I love worms, but not enough to have them crawling on my kitchen floor.
Do you compost?