Today is Earth Day. I’m celebrating with two gifts to myself.
First I purchased a book. Colin Beaven’s new e-book How to Be Alive which for Earth Day is reduced to $1.99. I haven’t started it yet but I’ll be sure to share a review when I do.
And the big purchase
A compost tumber! For many years I simply buried my waste both brown and green in one of my raised beds and let it rot for that season. I had more space to do this in the apartment than I have here so it was time to break down and purchase a composter
This one has two compartments inside to allow you to use half while you wait for the other half to cook.
The door is reversible allowing you to see which side is ready to use.
Inside it has a solid piece which keeps the scraps separate.
This was super easy to assemble although the assembly instructions left a bit to the imagination.
This was the first step, assemble the frame. You can see it tells you to attach the top bar prior to inserting that bar into the tumbler pieces. If you did that you wouldn’t be able to attach the tumbler to the frame, and the whole point of being able to spin the compost pile or the need for the frame would be moot.
The reason I decided to purchase a tumbler instead of building a compost pile was first to keep the cats out and second because I know I don’t have the arm strength to turn a heavy compost pile. Spinning the bin will ensure my compost is properly mixed.
If you decide to assemble a compost tumbler don’t do what I did and assemble it on a deck. Luckily, the manufacturer thought ahead and included a couple extra screws because I dropped one which promptly found a wide enough gap between the wood boards and fell under the deck. 🙂