Tuesday, November 26, 2013

How to Prepare a Compost Bin for Cold Weather

 Prepare a Compost Bin for Cold Weather

Winter in New England can be both a joyous wonderland and a miserable exercise in tolerating discomfort. When a foot of wet, sloppy snow drops overnight, the last thing I want to do is slog out to the compost bin to perform the weekly turning. With warmer weather, this of course isn't an issue as I love visiting my compost bin and checking in with the progress. But snow is snow, and to move past this dilemma, I prepare my bin in late Fall with a few preventative maintenance tasks. I will only have to go out back when absolutely necessary, and can spend more time in front of my crackling fireplace... MORE