A day or so ago, after emptying the container we keep in the kitchen to collect items to go to the compost bin, I looked out the back door and saw a beautiful cardinal helping himself to cantaloupe seeds. I had my baby camera in my pocket and was so happy it captured that little guy even shooting through a window. The images surely aren't perfect, but are nice to have.
The afternoon sun through the trees and the missing leaves on the bushes between the house and the compost bins allowed for these images to be taken from about 50 feet away. In a couple of weeks we won't be able to see the bins from the house because of all of the leaves on the bushes.
The rules for what go into the bins is "if it came from the earth, it goes back to the earth." The kids helped so we all were involved in composting.
It's funny that when I put the bins out and started collecting yard clippings and kitchen vegetable waste, people thought I was nuts. "Why are you doing that?" "Won't it stink?" "What will you do with that stuff?"
The answers to the questions are:
1. I'm doing it to recycle all the good nutrients that will make my flowers beautiful.
2. No, it doesn't stink - there is only vegetable matter in there.
3. These flowers are what I do with it. :)
There are three bins, one each for rare, medium, and well done compost. There's good drainage, plenty of rain to keep them wet, and we turn them as often as the mood strikes us.
Canon PowerShot SD780IS12.1 MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.5-inch LCD (Black)