Thursday, September 18, 2014


Back in the day composting meant a trip to the chicken coop for their leavings and some hay or rice hulls to layer the manure in a 3 by 3-foot wire cage. The smell was enough to gag a maggot. Today, however, there’s a better way to compost. This tumbling compost container is one of many designs. It keeps the odor to a minimum, the flies at bay and effort to a once a day spin of the device. The recommended load is one part leaves or dry sawdust to two parts grass clippings or kitchen waste. With that and six trowels of a compost mix it’s a matter of spin and wait. After 19 days the compost in one side was ready. It’s definitely worth doing, not only to save money on buying compost but being smart about using kitchen waste and grass clippings.