Saturday, August 25, 2007

A Staple Gun of Her Own

Isn't this a beautiful compost bin? Stud McMuffin (a.k.a. Domestic Goddess M.) came over and helped me make it last weekend. It only took three pallets, a handful of nails, a hammer, Stud's staple gun, and some chicken wire. The chicken wire in front is folded over, so as the bin fills up I can make it higher.

I felt so empowered! I think I need to get a staple gun and start finding more reasons to use it, immediately.

Here is the Before picture, the compost area that preexisted our living here: some chicken wire attached to the fence in the corner of the yard. Although it is home to a lovely squash plant, it is not that practical as a composter—the sides are too tall to get in there to turn the compost—and as you can see, I've let the vine situation get completely out of hand.

2 comments:

Big Mama said...

Stud McMuffin is so handy. I wish she was still my neighbor so she could help me with building a compost bin, hanging a door, and baking bread. Flossie, I'm proud of your work! Should I buy you a tool belt for your birthday?

flossie said...

I know! Stud McMuffin is the best.

What you and Mr. Henry and Blue (does he have a pseudonym?) need to do is move back to College Town.