I'm sure you're all wondering why you bothered to add this blog to your reader, since I hardly ever talk about stamping, and lately I've been blathering on and on about dirt. Warning: it will get worse before it gets better.
Now that my horrendous ragweed allergy is in hibernation for the year, I was SO ready to get back out there and close my garden up for the year... although the tomato and pepper plants are still producing, so they can stay, and the watermelons are only the size of grapefruits, so they can stay too. But the raised bed with the (former) corn, yellow squash & cukes... your time is up.
Task 1: Finish sorting compost from bins, re-layer the stuff that needs to continue to cook, segregate the stuff that is good to go (or nearly good to go), and add it to the corn bed to let it finish cooking in situ.
By the numbers:
Compost bins: 3
Kiddie pools filled with finished compost: 1
Approximate volume of finished compost: 35 cubic feet. Really. No, Jane, I didn't use calculus, that's why it says "approximate"
Times I told Lexi (the dog) to get out of the compost: 53
Spiders, millipedes, centipedes, prehistoric-looking crickets: eleventy-hundred
Moles requiring dispatch by vegetarian husband: 2
Gold stars earned by husband: 2
Instrument of mole dispatch, the first:
Instrument of mole dispatch, the second:
well, actually, it probably looked more like this:
Number of tired, sore, dirty, and slightly skeeved out mamas: 1