Archive for October, 2009

compost in the gutters

Scraping many buckets of partly decomposed leaves out of my gutters I got to know all the bugs and spiders that live in the neighborhood. It was also a good way to start off the new compost pile.

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building a compost box from pallets

Today I built a giant and sturdy compost box from four wooden pallets that had been dumped on the curb just a few blocks from here. I even reused the nails. The wood is not treated and will eventually rot but it should last a couple of years (unlike the practically decomposed cardboard box that I had been collecting food scraps in).

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