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Hello and welcome to another My Week on Wednesday! Did you miss me last week? We were on Spring Break, and while we didn’t go anywhere interesting, or even have all that wonderful of weather, we had a nice time hanging out together.
Yeah, okay, there were a couple days there where the kids stayed in their pajamas all day! (I am personally okay with that as an occasional thing. I might have stayed in my pajamas all day once, too.)
The highlights of our week included:
- My kids played every board game we own at least once
- An Epic Game of Tag on the playground. By the way, the Boy is FAST. It is totally possible he is faster than his Mama, though not as crafty!
- Meeting friends at the hairdresser. Yeah, so that would be 5 kids haircuts… all in one small, upscale salon. So thanks to the staff for their awesomeness, and also to the other patrons for their patience. In particular to the woman with all sorts of book recommendations for the kids! Incidentally, this was a Total Accident — we would never have subjected anyone (in particular the Boy and the Girl, who had to have their hair cut in the same room! The horror!) to this on purpose, but also turned out to be a lot of fun for the younger kids. And then we all went out for lunch. Win!
- Taking the Pixie to see Cinderella — it was awesome! I completely recommend it!
- Cleaning up the yard. Okay, not the picking up dog poop part, but the raking out the gardens and that sort of thing.
Cleaning up the yard always brings me to one of my homesteading nemesis: the Compost Pile.
What I really want is to just throw my veggie scraps and fall leaves into a pile and then wake up one day to perfect compost. That is not quite how it works. Though, in all fairness, it doesn’t need to be much more complicated than that!
I have collected a bunch of composting posts from my friends over at the Homestead Bloggers Network, and some of my other favorite bloggers because I am always looking for the perfect composting technique that will give me awesome compost with minimal effort!
Everything You Need to Know About Composting: An Overview
Compost is Black Gold from Yearning and Learning
5 Easy Steps to Composting from the Homesteading Hippy
The Dirty Truth about Composting from Survival at Home — This post includes a Very Helpful Graphic
Mulch and Compost from Homestead Lady
There are so many different ways to compost, you are sure to find the perfect set-up for your home and lifestyle!
Chickens and Compost from The 104 Homestead — this is the TOP of my list of why I should get chickens. That and the only space I have in my yard to keep them is… right where my compost pile already is!
Composting Chicken Machine from Idlewild Alaska
3 Reasons to Use a Compost Tumbler from Homestead Lady
Using a Compost Barrel Tumbler from Pint Size Farm
How to Make Simple Compost Tea from Northern Homestead
Garbage Smoothie from My Sister’s Pantry
Cold Weather Composting from Father’s Earth Gear
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Vermicomposting: Composting with Worms
This gets its very own section because a) it’s cool; b) so very many of my friends have written about it; and c) given our situation this is probably the best composting method for us… except for the part where you haven’t really sold me on the whole Worms in the Basement Idea. Yet.
Why You Should be Composting with Worms from The 104 Homestead
The Lazy Gardener’s Way to Make Fertilizer from Tenth Acre Farm — Oh, hello. You had me at Lazy.
Vermicompost: I am a Worm Overlord from Gentleman Homesteading Consultant
Vermicomposting 101: How & Why to Start a Worm Farm from Chickens Are a Gateway Animal
Vermicomposting Questions and Answers with Homestead Chronicles from Homestead Lady
Worm Composting from Joybilee Farms
Worm Factory 360 Review from Montana Homesteader
Red Wiggler Worms vs. Earthworms from Pint Size Farm
Vermicomposting: Potential Problems and What to do About Them
Saving a Frozen Worm Bin and Everything You Need to Know About Worm Composting from Lady Lee’s Home
Why are Worms Escaping my Compost Bin? from Montana Homesteader
Controlling Mites in Your Worm Bin from Little Big Harvest — It’s not as bad as it sounds! I promise!
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Tips & Tricks of Composting
How to Make a Lot of Compost from SchneiderPeeps
Compost in 30 Days from A Return to Simplicity
If You Love Me, You’ll Pee in the Compost from The 104 Homestead
Compost Temperature: Is Your Compost Hot Enough? from Five Little Homesteaders
Don’t Put These Plants in the Compost from Mom Prepares
10 Things You Never Want to Compost from Imperfectly Happy
Build Your Own Composter
While a simple pile in the corner of your yard will do, you might want something that looks a little neater, or works a little more efficiently.
Simple Pallet Compost Bin from Little Big Harvest
A Cheap DIY Compost from Little House on the Hundred Acre Wood
DIY Compost Tea Bucket from Homestead Lady
DIY Underground Compost Bin from Pint Size Farm
Kids and Compost
Whether it is minding the worms, or carrying out the compost a pile somewhere, composting is an excellent job for the kids!
Interview with the Author of “Compost Stew” from Bean & Bee — “Compost Stew” is a picture book, by the way, but the author shares some of her very own composting tips in the interview!
Farm Sprouts Q & A: Vermicomposting with Kids from Hobby Farms
Quote of the Week
Approximately daily, I post quotes on my Facebook Page. The quote with the most likes, shares, and comments will become the Quote of the Week. Be sure to “like” my page so you don’t miss any, and so you can make your favorites known!
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