Earlier this week I was seriously lusting over Gayla's new, salvaged wood compost bin. I know, I know, whatever, I've got compost issues. Then Michael of Tinymeat showed off his new bin and the envy became absolutely uncontrollable. Meat Michael. He Tumblrs, he makes lots of cool wallets, and he makes a mean compost bin. Well, not mean like grr, but mean like whoa. I mean like total bin envy.
Binvy: a term I first used for G's bin and moments later, when pics of this one showed up in my flickr stream, I was feeling very self aware of my own compost bins. Wire, plastic; mine do function, but they sure aren't pretty.
I present to you Exhibit A, Michael's bin:
And check out the clever handwriting on top:
"A rind is a terrible thing to waste." So true my composting friend, so true.
So the deets on such a bin? They followed the directions by Seattle Tilth. It's 3 x 9 feet, divided for turning and containing compost at different stages, made with cedar, and features removable slats on the front for removing the finished compost. Beautiful, functional. What a bin, what a bin, what a mighty fine bin.
Spring is a great time to start composting if you don't already do it. Need a little reminder on how to compost? I gotcha covered right here. Happy days of dirt makin' friends!
Renee Garner has a passion to make things grow, although her brownish thumb wants her to believe otherwise. When mud pies aren't on the menu, you can find her doodling the days away at Wolfie and the Sneak.