Compost is best aged like a fine wine. I don't know who said that, but I suppose it's true.
My husband wanted to compost so badly, he started before he even had a bin. He just started piling yard waste behind the garage. This might have been fine if we had no neighbors who could see this. Enough was enough. We had to make this presentable.
We had a small bit of fence that we took out to replace with white pickets. And I salvaged some more fence planks from the side of the road. Matt used these to construct his bin.
It's a simple rectangle with a slanted bottom so that that compost slides forward for easier access.
The bottom front planks have handles so they can be pull out to access the best stuff and slid back in to close.
I don't think we will have to do much though because thanks to its beginnings on the ground, we are loaded with worms. Loaded! So that is awesome. We wanted to go the vermiculture route anyway. It was nice of nature to just take care of that for us. :)
I love the cobbled look. I also love that we recycled this. Even the nails! Matt had to pry the nails out to use the planks and he reused them. And, of course, this compost will provide great nutrients for our garden.
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