Wolf is building compost bins today. The specs are cobbled together from Lets Get Growing: A Dirt-Under-the-Nails Primer to Raising Vegetables, Fruits, and Flowers Organically by Crow Miller and The Humanure Handbook: A Guide to Composting Human Manure Third Edition. The first was a $3 find at Lee’s Bookstore in Manchester and the second he read on the authors webpage.
He cleared an area in the back yard behind a row of fir trees for the project.
Tools for building the boxes
The wood he’s using is some sort of old fence that was left here by the previous owners. We’re not sure what (if ever) they used it for, but it was a nice treat for us. It’s awesome to not have to buy stuff and to use what’s available in our own yard.
He put a wall in the middle to create three bins.
The first spot, furtherest to the right (which you can’t see in this picture), will be for compost this year. The one for next year is at the left end, and the middle spot will be for hay and sawdust to keep the smell to a minimum and to aide in the composting process.
Each bin 5′ wide by 5′ deep by 4′ high
Wolf showing off his hard work, in the style of Wilson from Home Improvement