Recently, a friend of mine told me that our county provides rain barrels and compost bins to residents– for free!
We went to one of the designated locations a couple of Saturdays ago to try to get a rain barrel. We showed up 30 minutes after they “opened”– and they had already run out! We’re going to try again the next time they offer rain barrels. But while we were there, we were able to listen to a presentation by some of the local Master Gardeners about composting. After signing a pledge that I would use it, I was given a compost bin!
Husband “installed” it to the right of the garden… it has a triangular footprint:
When it is time to turn the pile, we will remove the outer shell of the bin, re-position the stakes to the spot next to the bin, and turn the pile as we shovel it back into the bin in its new location.
I’m really excited to have nice rich soil to add to my garden!