Compost Bins

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.

quarter done

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.

single box

Each bin 5′ wide by 5′ deep by 4′ high

artist signature

Wolf showing off his hard work, in the style of Wilson from Home Improvement

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8 Responses to Compost Bins

  1. These are great compost bins. I wish we had them here. We’re composting, but just in a big pile that we keep covered with straw. I like your organized way much better. Well done, and I especially like the Wilson imitation.

  2. Wolf says:

    Thanks, RD. I had something very specific in mind when I made this. Otherwise, ours would just be a big pile, too. I had a lot of fun making it. And, I managed to recycle what we had on hand. Recycling, always a plus. :)

  3. Howling Hill says:

    At our last house, named The Lone Tulip Estates, we had a big, huge, enormous pile of grass, leaves, and a few veggie clippings. The neighborhood dogs and cats thought it was their own persynal feeding station. We didn’t want to repeat that so we never raked or cut the lawn when we moved here to Howling Hill ;)

  4. scott says:

    A fine piece of work! Tim Taylor would be proud! You are a true Jedi Now!

    Obi Wan Scotty Kenobi!

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