Thursday, February 2, 2012

ABC Wednesday --Round 10 C

OK, Here it is, ABC Wednesday time again. This is the day to join in the ABC Wednesday Challenge, and share a little bit of our world with friends all over the world, and learn about them as well, one letter at a time. You can participate too, in either the sharing, or the learning, or both, by visiting ABC Wednesday,Where this week, the letter is:

And today my C word is Compost.

At the Master Gardener Class last weekend, the instructor mentioned how valuable Compost is, but went on to say that it is so much bother to make it and you can never make as much as you need, so you should just go ahead and buy it, or try to get it free from your local city.

Now for those of us with more money than we have brains, this is of course the most logical solution, but for the rest of us, there are things we can do at home to help make our gardens better.

How many of you have a compost pile?

How many of you actually try to compost, vs having a pile you throw stuff in and just forget about it?

Have you tried worm composting?

Today, I spent the day at the princess's preschool, setting up a worm farm. The kids were all fascinated with the worms, the teachers too. They all held them and petted them, and I think maybe they were even trying to name some of them.

I am so glad that I am getting a chance to reach, not just one child but a whole group of them. I hope some of the things I teach them and show them about growing and using good clean healthy natural methods to produce your own food will stick with them in their lives.

Anyone else raise worms?

Tell me your composting stories!


  1. OOOH! OOOH! OOOH Me, I compost! I bet I don't count huh? And yes BTW, that was my best Arnold Horseshack impression!

  2. We had the best compost when we kept geese - their bedding which was packed with nitrates and green goose poo (grass eating) was left in the pit and turned regularly! A year later - way to go!

    Thanks Troy
    Denise ABC Team

  3. This is a great post. I used to compost actively although at this point its smaller and more low key. I have a funny story. One of my neighbors didn't like the fact that we had big composting cages along the back fence, although there wasn't any odor and were were constantly turning etc. back then. This neighbor called the city to complain and the inspector who came out ended up congratulating me on my excellent composting set up. There were a lot of high fives going on at my house after that. Carver, ABCW Team

  4. great c post. I love your blog title. Original and firm. Have you heard of Thursday Two Questions? You seemed like you would enjoy this meme. Have a look and play along sometimes:

    Would be fun to have you...this week's post is up