Out little quarter-acre farm is a work in progress. We are not growing near as much food as we want to or plan to. It all costs a little money and takes a little time. So we do things in little chunks. We have plans.
A long time plan that was finally put into place the other week? Composting. Embarrassing really, that it took us this long to get it going. We now have two bins in place. One we bought and one we made. The one we bought is a rotating composter that holds about 47 gallons. We also built one with a handed-down plastic trash can. (All we did is drill a bunch of holes in the sides of it, but now we need a pitchfork to turn the contents. That's what makes the revolving one so nice.)
People would tell me "...oh, you don't even need a container. just throw it all in a big heap." Well, I didn't really want a big heap of rotting food and chicken coop bedding lying around. Call me crazy. So, again, it took a little money and a little time.
I would love any of your composting tips! We are just beginners. Proud and excited beginners, but beginners none-the-less. I can't wait until the day I open up the composter and behold our "black gold." Sigh. Tapping fingers. Checking watch.