I wanted to take my gardening prowess, which isn’t very high to begin with, to the next level: I wanted a compost pile. I was, however, concerned about attracting rodents. (UGH!) A friend of mine alleviated this by convincing me to recycle only plant products, i.e., just flora, no fauna. So scraps from smoothie makings, salad fixin’s, and the corn cobs of summer were diligently tossed into a special homemade “bin” made of old wooden pallets situated in the side yard. Okay, they do tend to attract flies, but one day I noticed that a nice big spider had set up housekeeping right over the very spot—if any spiders have brains, this was one of them!
Then there’s the odor. Ever caught a whiff of a compost pile? You shouldn’t really be able to, at least not if it’s Continue reading “Take it to the compost pile!”