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02 July 2007 @ 11:10 pm
question for my fList:  
Do any of you lot compost?

I'm really diligent about recycling paper/glass/plastic, but I feel like I'm being absurdly wasteful in throwing away so much organic matter. I've been looking at compost containers and tumblers and the like, but it's sort of overwhelming when one has nary a clue.

If anyone can offer suggestions or advice on what to look for, what to avoid, general how to, etc., I'd be most grateful.
I feel: curiouscurious
Dark Angel: KimAndJasonLoveeuph0ra on July 3rd, 2007 05:01 pm (UTC)
Having horses = Must Compost.

However recently where I have my horses the ground can actually use the manure so I've just been spreading it in there.

I used to compost diligently at my other farm. And I'll likely be composting when I buy my new place. However right now I still do not throw away my organic matter. Any little bits of food goes out back to the edge of the woods. Which may be naughty of me but I rather like the wild America that shows up at my door.

Here is a list of the animals I've been only feet from:
A mother fox and her cub on several occasions
Water birds such as herons, geese and their goslings, and ducks of various kinds.
Frogs and turtles of all sorts.
Groundhogs and their offspring.
A Raccoon.
Deer and their Fawns.
Birds of Prey. (Not feet from these, though! They were pretty far up in the sky or prettttty close on a branch. But not only feet away)
And all kinds of North American song birds.

I think that the consistent leavings of various types of food brings them close and they seem very comfortable around our house. It's really neat. So for now that is what I do with our leftover food waste. Well...only the natural stuff like bones and vegetable matter. Anything fake and processed goes in the trash.