Tuesday, May 04, 2010

My Compost Bin is Steaming. That’s a Good Thing, Right?

Why, yes it is, at least, according to Composting for Dummies and Google and; information garnered from two independent sources can’t be wrong. Right? Someone tell me I’m right.

So, yes, the composting is a new experience for me. I feel really good about it, smug, almost, I mean; I’m doing something good for the earth. I’m saving heaps of kitchen scraps from the landfill which means that my kitchen waste won’t be spewing methane gas into our atmosphere.

I feel so good about it, in fact, that I’m also considering the purchase and installation of a rain barrel because; rain water that drains into storm sewer systems also pollutes our earth. And, Ok, we don’t actually have a storm sewer system in our small town and our rain water drains into our grass but, still; rain barrels are cool and I want one.

In other news, I plan to stop shaving my legs, to serve more granola and to teach my children the fine art of beading dreadlocks because, in for a penny, in for a pound, I always say.

And, Hugh just threatened me with divorce papers if I do.

Fine. Way to care about the earth, honey!

2 comments:

Brian said...

Sad to say that your composting leftovers are still spewing methane into the atmosphere, just not with everybody else's leftovers. It's still good though, because you're making your own very, very good soil. Your veggies & flowers will reward you for your efforts.

I like the rain barrel idea too. I want one just for the cool factor.

I'm with Hugh on the legs & dreadlocks. Please!

Erika said...

Hey, if Mo'nique can get away without shaving her legs, so can we!