As promised, here is the photo of our new compost bin.
It is all “brown” at this point, dead stalks and leaves. It has been quite dry in the last few weeks so it has not had enough moisture, so it is doing a whole lot of nothing at the moment. It is right next to a patch of comfrey, and I will add comfrey leaves to the pile–I heard that’s an excellent source of nitrogen. Yesterday we hooked up our outdoor water system (involving a lot of hoses and posts and hydrants–I’ll take pictures of it and explain it in more detail in a later post–it’s a basic but effective system) so if it stays dry I’ll water the bin. If the weather gets rainy, I might put a tarp over the bin to keep it from getting too wet.