I'm so pleased with how the back yard is turning out. Last week, it looked like this:
|Somewhere out there is a clothesline. It's hard to find since the hay field behind the house took over my back yard.|
|Lots of grass clippings to rake up! Oh! Look! A clothesline!|
Since I can now walk through my backyard without wading through waist-deep grass, I decided it was time to do something about all the grass clippings. So, I pulled together a little compost bin for less than $10!
|The supplies: One roll of chicken wire ($4.98), one pack of zip-ties ($1), and three sets of garden stakes (@$1 each).|
|Second, use the garden stakes to hold the bottom of the bin to the ground so animals don't flip it over. (Again, this is mostly because my neighbor's dogs have been rooting through the previously un-caged compost heap.)|
How long did this take me? About ten minutes. The funny thing is that the paper on the chicken wire is compostable as well- so I tossed it in. (That's the blue stuff showing in the bin.) Now I have a place for grass clippings, shredded paper, and all the potato skins and corn cobs I'll have left-over from cooking for picnics this summer- Happy Composting, Y'all!
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