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  1. Homesteading and gardening
    30 April 2012 Compost. 30 April 2012 Compost. The city supplies compost for pick-up during the month of April at no charge. I go every day for a load and store in my yard for applying to the garden in the Fall. It is too late for use, since my garden beds are all now prepared. Compost is...
  2. Homesteading and gardening
    24 October 2010 Applying Compost to Garden Bed 24 October 2010 Applying Compost to Garden Bed This compost is supplied by the city. It was picked up in May 2010, one half yard per day. It was too late to apply in the Spring, so I stored it until Fall and am applying a layer to the garden bed...
  3. Homesteading and gardening
    6 May 2011 City Compost 6 May 2011 City Compost The City of Brantford supplies free of charge vegetative compost during the month of May. Two garbage cans are permitted daily, about half a cubic yard. I pick up daily and store in my yard until it is applied to the garden areas in the Fall. This...
  4. Homesteading and gardening
    15 April 2011 Compost Bin 15 April 2011 Compost Bin A compost bin is made from 4 by 4 by 8 foot lattice, held in place with standard fence posts, and tied to the post using plastic ties. This structure lasts about five years before needing replacement, due to damage and rotting of the lattice...
  5. Homesteading and gardening
    14 April 2011 Compost from 2009 14 April 2011 Compost from 2009 The compost material from 2009 was mixed using the rototiller. This material will be spread as required. The containing structure was rotting, so it will be replaced after removing the compost pile. A rubber sheet is placed on top...
  6. Homesteading and gardening
    24 October 2010 Applying Compost to Garden Bed 24 October 2010 Applying Compost to Garden Bed This compost is supplied by the city. It was picked up in May 2010, one half yard per day. It was too late to apply in the Spring, so I stored it until Fall and am applying a layer to the garden bed...
  7. Homesteading and gardening
    Rats, mice, cats, and backyard kitchen compost I walk daily around my sub division. Periodically I see rats. There are also mice in various locations, which has been told to me by various people. It appears there are bylaws against domestic cats free running. I ascribe mice infestation to...
  8. Homesteading and gardening
    I want a compost. I saw one where a lady used a storage bin with holes drilled into it, but I was wondering if it would smell? I need something inexpensive. I want a compostumbler but financially I don't think it is a good idea. I haven't had a compost before. I live in a city area of...
  9. Green Living
    I was thinking of starting a compost bin this spring, any one have any suggestions or links to good building plans?
  10. Green Living
    This is something that might be of greater interest to the farmers out there. A way to have hot showers for your summer farm help. youtube search "500 showers"
  11. Homesteading and gardening
    Mixing Compost Pile http://www.durgan.org/URL/?UITUF 4 September 2009 Mixing Compost Pile The 5 HP rototiller is used to mix the compost pile periodically. My neighbor adds his grass clippings so the pile is always working.Spent vegetation is put through the chipper/shredder as required.In the...
  12. Homesteading and gardening
    http://www.durgan.org/URL/?CityCom 30 April 2009 City Compost Brantford supplies daily two garbage cans of vegetative compost free of charge for 30 days starting about the end of April. I pick up about half a yard daily using a box in my van. This compost is placed in bins and used during the...
  13. Homesteading and gardening
    Is there anything special about compost crocks? Some of them say they are somehow odor free. Is that a big deal? Couldn't I just make my own out of a large yogurt container or something?
  14. Green Living
    DH built me a large compost bin out of sight. He used fencing stakes and fence that's smaller at the bottom to keep smaller kritters like bunnies out. He made it 4 feet high to keep deer out. I've fed and tended this just as the compost sites online advise for about 5 years now. It was 2 or...
  15. Green Living
    I am needing to redesign my compost bin. I made one using a trash can with the holes. By the end of the summer last year, I ditched the trash can and just started throwing things in a pile. The trash can just became way too small for the amount that we compost. So, I'm looking to either...
  16. Green Living
    so, I finally have my backyard composter in place.... I had to purchase a closed in unit because the dog continued to play in my more open backyard attempts. sooooo - I was curious to see if I could compost both my coffee grounds as well as the coffee filter.... so I searched, and found this...
  17. Homesteading and gardening
    http://www.durgan.org/ShortURL/?INGIG 27 September 2008 Mixing Compost Pile The compost pile was mixed today and some material was put on an area of the garden for planting garlic about the 15 October 2008. The pile was wet but still working as judged by the heat and odour...
  18. Green Living
    ~What are some dry materials that go into a compost pile? I've been shredding all the black and white papers I get but I'm unsure about colored papers. How about printed cardboard? I don't get a newspaper or use enough paper towels to meet the recommended balance of organic and dry materials...
  19. Green Living
    I made my compost bin today, it was really easy. I think the most important thing is to make sure the lid locks on nice and tight, because you need to roll the can at least once a week. I used DH's power drill to put the holes down the sides, put a layer of shredded paper, then some dry leaves...
  20. Homesteading and gardening
    We started a pile last spring in April, we started it with leaves and added food all summer and fall. We added some dirt throughout the summer, worms when we found them, and in the fall some straw and a bag of chicken manure. We did keep it moist and turned it a couple of times this winter...
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