Photo: Great grandparents at their farm in Blandinsville, IL, with five of their six children .. my grandpa was yet a twinkle in grandma's eye. Stable boy and governess also pictured. Hodges farm, circa 1903-4

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

My compost pile is still creating rich black soil even with much lower temps. I add to it about two gallons of green waste twice a week. Once the ground freezes, I plan on putting a large outdoor plastic trash can with a tight fitting lid near my kitchen door for winter use. This will be the first time I'll experiment with collecting green waste to hold over until spring.


Crown of Beauty said...

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Felisol said...

Mrs. Mac,
you are inspiring but always so far ahead..Puff, puff.
I have bought 10 sacks of soil and 100 bulbs to plant before the frost comes.
Gotta admit it often lasts until February until my autumn work is done. Then come April and I am happy like the famous rabbit.
From felisol

byhisgracealone said...

I am learning from you as you go