Monday, June 3, 2013
Monday musings... sewing lessons and a new way to compost
Then, she made a pillowcase under my scrutiny and frequent suggestions. I helped her a little with the ironing, because that's kind of scary, but she did most of it. I just showed her what to do, and she did nearly all of it, and her pillowcase is very nice.
Last week, I helped her plant a small vegetable plot in our garden. This is going to be a good and productive summer!
About the composting... my efforts at "composting" amount to throwing kitchen scraps (not meat and things like that) into a bin outside and just letting it do it's thing. I have no desire to do it in a faster way, that requires formulas and turning. I've always just let it rot for a year and then used it. It works just fine, but is slow. I read about this other thing I am doing, somewhere, and finally decided to do it. When my little bucket of scraps gets kind of full, I put some water in the electric blender, add the scraps and puree them. Then, taking a hoe to the garden, I dig a small trench, pour in the gloop and cover it with soil. I'm sure the earthworms will be pleased, and, in time, this should really help the garden! FYI, I have an extra blender container that I am using. That's probably not important, but reduces the "ick" factor. I always wash it well anyway.
What do you think about it?