The Constant Composter

Composting is often an ongoing process on most permaculture properties. At any given time we will have 3 to 6 cubic metres of compost somewhere along the process.

Also, we compost everything, including a lot of possums lately. But our basic ingredients are bedding (wood shavings) from our midwife’s chickens, sheep manure, kitchen scraps, and anything else that comes along. Well, almost anything (see below).

Here are the bags of shavings I just picked up.

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I keep the sheep poo under a tarp so it does not leach when it rains.

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Here are the bags from our picnic earlier this week.

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Typical kitchen scraps that do not go to the pigs, ducks and chickens.

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Chicken parts not fed to the pig, although she did eat all of the heads as soon as they hit the ground.

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We got these coffee grounds at the Zed petrol station on our way home. It is cool how all of their stations put the coffee grounds out front for people to collect.

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This is about the 10th possum we have trapped this summer.

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The lot is ready to be turned in.

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This pile has been built and is actively decomposing.

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These two are done, but growing pumpkins at the moment.

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This one we are drawing off the finished compost as needed.

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The only thing I won’t compost is that bloody bio-plastic. Worst product ever. Pure bullshit.

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Peace, Estwing

3 thoughts on “The Constant Composter”

  1. How about making a lovely warm possum fur coat? The adventurers to the south pole (years ago of course) used garments made of possum fur, apparently the fibre is hollow – extra warm.

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