How about now?
I've been thinking about composting, mmmm....ever since I met N8tr0n's mother. She is an exceptional gardener and keeps a compost pile behind her house. Inside her house she has a bowl where she keeps all her compostable scraps. I was always so impressed to see how little actual garbage they throw into their trash bin. I realized that so much of what we were throwing away could become compost!
For a while I researched composters for sale on the internet but was discouraged by the price. Even the smaller systems people were selling at the farmer's market were costly. I also came this close to setting my hopes on a worm farm but...no....just, no. I finally figured composting was something we would look into more when we had a bigger yard. So when N8tr0n told me that he thought he could build a composter for aroung $30 I was thrilled. Like, two exclamation points thrilled.
My dad helped N8tr0n build the composter when we visited Idaho for Thanksgiving. It ended up costing a bit more than $30; maybe closer to $50 because dad wasn't about to build some shabby wooden stand. Because that's how he rolls. I'm pretty sure he spent the entire time making it wondering why on Earth I was so excited for this thing. How did he end up raising such a hippie? Where did he go wrong?
Are you interested in composting? Simple Mom has an article about how to build your own compost bin that is even cheaper than this one! Also, the EPA has some handy tips about the basics of composting and what you can and cannot put into your compost.
Let me know if you have any questions and happy composting!