We are not claiming to be extraordinary people, but we have just chosen to be intential with the way we do things- and have seen what a difference it makes. If we can do these things- surely you can too!
re⋅plen⋅ish~to make full or complete again, as by supplying what is lacking, used up, etc
~to inspire or nourish
The 6 Stricklands have decided to go all out and start a garden. We needed some compost to mix into the dirt to help give our soil some nutrients. We ended up buying some compost. Compost is a soil conditioner, mulch and fertilizer all wrapped into one.
When reading what exactly compost was made of- we decided "HEY! We could make our own compost pile!" So that is what we did!
Things that can be thrown into our compost:
Lint from behind refrigerator
Matches (paper or wood)
Old, dried up and faded herbs
Hair clippings from the barber
Tea bags and grounds
Melted ice cream
Q-tips (cotton swabs: cardboard, not plastic sticks)
Expired flower arrangements
BBQ'd fish skin
Stale potato chips
Guinea pig cage cleanings
Tea bags (black and herbal)
Electric razor trimmings
Bagasse (sugar cane residue)
Lint from clothes dryer
Fingernail and toenail clippings
Moss from last year's hanging baskets
Stale breakfast cereal
'Dust bunnies' from under the bed
Tossed salad (now THERE's tossing it!)
Brown paper bags
Vacuum cleaner bag contents
Old or outdated seeds
Greeting card envelopes
Dead bees and flies
Peanut butter sandwiches
Dirt from soles of shoes, boots
Ivory soap scraps
Spoiled canned fruits and vegetables
Produce trimmings from grocery store
Here is a picture of our compost pile.
Our pile started with last Fall's leaves. In our kitchen-we have a bucket that we fill with compost- when its full- a kid takes it to the pile and dumps it. Joel throws in grass clippings, I throw in weeds..ect. From time to time we will rotate it all, and water it. We can already see it all breaking down. I have seen lots of different ways a compost can be done. Look online and you can find something that might suit your needs if your interested in composting.