Dave: Suddenly the guy who knows everything about compost

March 19, 2013 § 7 Comments

Recently one of Dave’s coworkers came by the farmhouse.  He was walking out the back door, when he noticed the compost bin (now conveniently located next to the garage, after it blew all over the back pasture, and I had to go retrieve it in my pajamas).

Dave’s Friend:  What is THAT?

Dave:  Compost bin.

Dave’s Friend:  That’s a COMPOST bin?  It looks like a spaceship.

Dave:  Yep.

Dave’s Friend:  What’s in there, anyway?

What followed was a tutorial, whereby Dave removed the lid, and showed his friend our discarded kitchen trash and our resident worm farm, and then Dave ACTED LIKE IT HAD BEEN HIS IDEA ALL ALONG to install a compost bin at the farmhouse.  The last I heard was:

Dave:  Oh yes, a compost bin is so practical.  It’s SUCH a good idea.

Dave’s Friend:  But does it work?

Dave:  Absolutely.  We compost all sorts of stuff…junk mail, broccoli stems, potato peelings.  We even composted one of my old shirts in there once.  I have to watch Libby, because she’ll compost anything.

Note from me…I’ve actually composted his old shirts in there more than once, and old pleated pants from the 1990’s also compost pretty well (just be sure to cut off the plastic button and the metal zipper first).

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