Monday, December 15, 2008

I Built a Compost

I live in an apartment building with six apartments. My downstairs neighbor and I built a compost bin on Friday. We used scrap wood that we found at a building site.



It doesn't look like much. It will also get a cover and maybe some chicken wire around the outside.



It has two compartments, allowing one to ferment while the other is in use.



That's my neighbor. I can't successfully wear a hat.



That's me.

The Rule of Two

A thing is worth doing if it provides two benefits.

A compost reduces waste output and also gives you a better garden. Two things. Worth doing.

Drinking water or homemade iced tea is less expensive than bought drinks and better for your body. Worth doing. The same can be said about most cooking.

Brushing and flossing your teeth after dinner gives you healthy teeth and also discourages you from midnight snacking. Worth doing.

Walking or bike riding is less expensive and better for your body. Worth doing.

And so on. Others ideas?

4 comments:

Richie said...

Better fill it up before it gets raided for Lag B'Omer...

Yehuda said...

Heh. Too true.

judeur said...

Richie's comment has just one benefit, so doesn't count

Mike said...

Loving-spreads light and unites us to others.

Forgiving-fosters good will and helps reduce stress.

Reading-keeps your mind active and you are able to learn new perspectives.

Creating-allows expression and may bring enjoyment to yourself and/or others.

Dancing-good for you phsically and may bring enjoyment to yourself and/or others.

Singing-allows expression and may bring enjoyment to yourself and/or
others.

Praying-helps you to develop a relationship with the Almighty One and to intercede on the behalf of others.

Best of luck with the composting and gardening!