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The Mommyland Farm (Volume 10)

22 Apr

Well the farm is back for 2012 and it’s coming together nicely. We have a lot of new things that we’re doing this year, but in celebration of Earth Day I wanted to share one of the green improvements on the farm.


We received a composter for Christmas and while it’s not a typical gift, it was something we really wanted.

I had no clue where to start with the composting. I have the black thumb of death and gardening has never been my thing, so I did what any normal person would do…I Googled it.

I gave myself a crash course in what I could and couldn’t compost, the proper ratio of “greens” to “browns” and what I’d have at the end.

I bought a countertop compost keeper for my kitchen and some degradable bags to put in it. I didn’t want to have to clean that thing after it had my rotting food in it. It looks nice on my counter and serves a purpose. I thought for sure that week old food scraps would be stinky and attract all kinds of bugs, but so far the compost keeper has just been a cute addition to my kitchen. Now I am ready to start making compost for the farm.

It’s been a couple months and we now have a nice, thick, earthy smelling concoction in the backyard. Personally I think the composter makes our garden look awesome, now we look like we really know what we’re doing.

I’ve been able to cut down on the amount of stuff that goes in the trash. Instead of rotting in a landfill our scraps are being recycled to create nutritious food for our family. It might not smell too great, but it feels great to do it.

Have you tried your hand at composting? Do you have any tips or tricks for me to use in our adventure in compost?

Stay tuned for more updates from The Mommyland Farm.

Happy Earth Day!


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