The Compost Bin , Black Gold

So here's my solution. A plastic storage bin.

Cheap, easy and no matter what still has that "trailer trash" look! Take it, get the drill and go to town on the bottom. The compost needs to breathe, turn it a couple times a week with a small shovel and you have a compost bin!

I started by dumping some useless dirt from some old pots in the storage container. Easy enough! Start gathering your veggie food waste, egg shells, maybe a bit of shredded newspaper, cut up dead "non-poisonous" plants and your in business.

Contrary to belief - there is not a "vomit causing" smell.

This is cause by proteins, meat, oils and things which I prefer just getting rid of. My compost pile smells like a the Michigan forest or a spring day after a shower. You go to plant and just know it is right!

If you think it's getting too rich, add more lifeless dirt.

You'll never find this wonderful concoction at Home Depot, Lowe's or anywhere but your own backyard!

A small step can create change. Feel good about your life - right now!

The Start - "Compost for a Lazy Girl"!

I hate dealing with the garbage.

Separating, cleaning the cans and examining waste isn't in things I love to do! But it has to be done! Putting everything in the same place is a "lazy person's" behavior and against my thought process.

I've never really found room or a "great look" for the recyclables (plastic and paper), disgusting meat or protein leftovers, greasy gunk and the stuff we all should save for "black gold".

I have two kitchen trash cans - one for recyclables and one for the "disgusting crap". It's a work in progress but still a pain in the ass! Takes up so much of my limited space, looks like trailer trash -- I hate it.

What are the options - just move on and throw it all away, "out of sight, out of mind", loose sleep at night by feeling guilty and living in the "old head" mentality or just "do it"?

Make an example, show that you're never too old to change. Just do it!


Gardening with my Golden

Moses & Lantanalantana

Here's a pic of my crazy gardening dog "Moses". He has to garden along with me. If I trim the lantana, he has to help. He's totally trimmed the bottom of this lantana.

I know this can't be good for him. I don't think he eats the pieces. What's a gardening girl to do?