Monday, 15 October 2012
Another project crossed off the list
As Paige's garden sign says, Fall has indeed arrived. Our days are bright and sunny but cool ~ perfect for getting some heavy projects done outside.
The early evening light looks orange and fiery against the overcast sky. This picture was taken over the weekend, just moments before the heavens let go and the (not forecasted) rain poured down. The weather here changes rapidly and unexpectedly (both ways) and never ceased to surprise us.
Today was sunny and warm (16C exactly, Rose :) ), so we gathered up the old pallets/pieces of pallet wood that we've been saving and we magically put them into useful service as a compost bin. I use the term "we" very loosely... truth be told, my brilliant husband is responsible for everything. I merely helped fetch and pass things. He's amazing like that :)
We've been meaning to set up a permanent composting system ever since we moved here, but somehow, that project always got bumped down the list... for three years!
She's not "pretty" but this project didn't cost us a dime, so that fact trumps beauty any day! We chose a convenient spot - on the way to the hens and garden and not far from the clothesline - the 3 places we visit daily. The bin has good exposure (SE) so it should see enough sun to help with decomposition.
Ain't she grand?