Back in the spring I started looking at compost bins. We’d not done proper composting here, for a variety of reasons, alot of which boiled down to having a ton of things to do.
With almost two acres of property, almost all of it grass (or well, grass, clover, and a variety of green weeds that mow just like grass), on a property were I not only don’t have to water the grass to keep it green, we have to mow it twice a week at least over the leach fields to keep it from jumping to knee high. If we used the bagger attachment for the riding lawnmower we could fill up one of the little compost bins in one mowing.
But the big compost bins are way to expensive for what they are.
So I started looking at building a bin.
And then after some discussion we decided to skip using a bin at all. I doubt anything other than steel would keep out our wildlife if it really decided it wanted into the bin anyway.
So now I have a compost pile down by the southern back line. I know the rabbits (or something) have stolen some of the vegi greens and trimmings out of it at least a few times, but thats ok. They don’t seem to be inclined to dig through the whole pile, which is what I really cared about. I gotta say its composting nicely. Can’t wait to have good dirt for next spring’s garden additions!