Musical chairs

We moved the compost heap from its original location a few months ago. We wanted to put it in a more shaded spot. We had it on the eastern side of the front pond. Then Mr B took out the pond and left the compost heap exposed to the brutal Texas sun.

side note: the compost heap was also in an unconvenient location for us to keep it moist. We had to carry buckets of water and fuck that

compost new location again

This past Thursday, Mr B hopped on his tractor and moved it to the front of the property for me. There is a semi-shaded spot under a tree, and it is right next to the new water faucet we put in during the great septic system debacle.

Now all we have to do is get some sort of shade structure in place on the southern and eastern sides of it.

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2 thoughts on “Musical chairs

  1. How will you deal with tree roots? Maybe in Tx roots are less of a challenge than heat? (We only visit son a family in central Tx in Spring!) I have a “collection area” which I try to keep uncovered if rain is forecast. When organic matter is “damper” I transfer it to the first (of 3) bins for processing. In western Va. we get 30″+ of rain.

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  2. We need to start a separate spot for the new stuff to start composting, but nobody with any construction skills has the time right now because it isn’t a priority to them😕. The tree’s roots don’t seem to be a problem thus far with this new location; and the shade the tree provides is keeping the compost heap from drying out as quickly. I also have the water hose for the garden close by to help it stay moist. I’m hoping I can get Sunshine and Biff to start me a new heap so we can process this one soon.

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