Projects.

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At last! The first of my home-made tumbling compost bins made from olive barrels is ready.
I wandered out to the backyard 5 minutes ago to give you all a demonstration.
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A powerful nudge with my daintily shod foot…
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… and it shoots across the lawn, tumbling the contents as it goes!
(Actually, it’s pretty heavy so it takes a couple of kicks to roll a couple of inches, but the contents are still being aerated, so it’s all good.)
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The sunflowers and onions are growing well. This was the pot that I filled with the chook bedding and some soil a year or so ago and tried to grow leeks in. They didn’t like it much and then the chooks dug them up. The sunflowers, despite needing a drink, seem to be enjoying it. I’m looking forward to when they start to flower. So are the chooks.
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Asparagus!!!! (And my lost digging trowel!)
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Remember my freezer that I wanted to turn into a worm farm? I asked Dad about it and a day later he was here, drilling holes and siliconing and doing other manly things to make my wild and crazy dream a reality. These blocks stop the door from sealing, both so the worms can get air and no small child will get trapped in there. Though what self-respecting small child would climb into a worm farm??? Still, all’s now safe.
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He did the hardest job, which was putting the drainage pipe in the bottom.
Now I just have to measure the space, buy some gravel to put at the bottom and the next stage of putting it all together can begin!
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Bertie can barely contain himself with all the excitement.

And a parting gift for you all:
A thought provoking post on the ‘Occupy’ movement.

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5 Responses to Projects.

  1. Jenny @ Erinport says:

    Froggie – isn’t it Bertie’s birthday today ? He’s eight years old – and doesn’t he still look super ? His youngest granddaughter, Elizabeth Taylor, is just as beautiful as her name suggests – she’s almost eight months old.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY dear Bertie !

  2. river says:

    Loving the gentle nudge with the daintily-shod foot…
    The freezer worm farm is going to be great!
    We have a bunch of “occupiers” here in Adelaide too.

  3. Liz says:

    I love your compost bin….I wonder how long it would entertain a 2 year old for….it looks pretty fun – if I can keep him busy and get good compost I’d be very happy indeed.

  4. Ohhhh, now I’m super curious about your worm farm fridge! More photos to come please 🙂

  5. Hello!
    Saw you left a comment on my blog – thank you! It’s a small world that we met at Good Morning Captain all those years ago! Something for Kate are a good band – nice lyrics.
    Hope you are well too 🙂

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