Saturday, February 22, 2014

Ready To Make Compost

Ever since Ron & I did the Gaia College Organic Master Gardener course we have made compost together - not the most romantic of dates but always most interesting.
The key is to have the materials on hand before a compost-making session.
We have been collecting and will be ready to make compost once things warm up a bit.
Above is a pile of our wood chips produced when we had a pile of small branches shredded.

A pile of horse manure that is maturing nicely.
I collect it in my car, not Ron's, from a nearby stable.

The reason why I have to visit coffee shops is to collect their grounds.

All of our 'non-shiny' waste paper gets collected in a pile outside to start decomposing.

As does all of our 'non-shiny' cardboard.
I have been know to raid our neighbour's when they put it out on recycling day.

And most valuable of all, our raked up leaves.
Now if it would just warm up a few degrees so we can use the compost we have and start making some more.
We know how to have a good time together.


marny said...

Gardener's gold!! There is nothing better. And oh how I love the smell of that gold!!! Just think of the 'strata' that you could translate into a rich stitched piece as well!!

Lesley Turner said...

You then would appreciate my close-up pictures of compost, including the worms so i may just post them - thanks to you.

marny said...

And I know everyone will be the richer for it!!! yeah!!!

Miriam Weaver said...

Sounds like fun Lesley, I had a wormery for a number of years it was such a great way of using up kitchen scraps. The wonderful compost I got and the liquid gold was so good for my plants. I'm starting to wonder now why I gave it up!

Yvonne said...

Creating together does fertilize a relationship!

Lesley Turner said...

hehehehe, Yvonne

Lesley Turner said...

Miriam - are wormeries a lot of work? Is that why you gave yours up?