Friday, June 17, 2011

In the bin

Chalk it up to my proud pedigree: I'm a cabinet maker's daughter, and I loves me some power tools. There are women, lots of women, who get to their happy place in other, more domestic ways. And well, I get to my happy place in some pretty domestic ways too. You might even say socially acceptable ways. But this, this isn't one of them. 

I'm pretty sure church sermons have been made linking the decline of society with the rise in women's empowerment. Which is probably why I was smiling like an idiot, wielding my Sawzall out on the lawn yesterday.

I built a compost bin. I said I would, and I did.

A long section of fence had been leaning drunkenly since March. The fence separates the back of our lawn from the swampy meadow beyond, but doesn't serve any real purpose. So, rather than repair said fence, I repurposed the sagging section. And now we have a compost bin. 

Note to self: must do more projects which involve power tools...

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Becky said...

That's a BIG compost bin! Good for you and your power tool wieldin bad self!

harriet said...

Here's to girls wielding power tools!! Well done you.

Kristina Strain said...

Thanks gals! The bin on the left is now full; the right one is for next year. Between autumn leaves and weeds and garden scraps and mountains of tomato skins (from canning marathons) I think we'll have no trouble keeping it topped up!

ChristyACB said...

Awesome! Those are some big bins. Are you going to post the progress of it's filling and cooking? It's so tricky for some of us that seeing others helps us refine the process.

Kristina Strain said...

Christy! So good to hear from you again; I'd been wondering if you were still reading here. :) I'll definitely post "full" pictures of the bins as I use them, tho I'd piled so much yard debris up this spring that I was able to fill the bin on the left up to the top! (I'd been piling yard waste along the garage, waiting for the tile and materials to build a bin.)

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