I recently posted about how much my chickens have helped my compost along. I thought I'd share an update on how its going.
I have just emptied and spread a whole bin through my vegie beds. It turned into compost more quickly than usual thanks to the added carbon matter and manure. So here's the story of starting again.
As it is best to layer your compost, first gather your raw materials.
I started with grass clippings. At this time of year they have the added bonus of chopped up dry leaves which add to the carbon component.
Shredded paper and mulch from the chicken coop on top. I will keep going with layers of scraps and chicken coop bedding. The grass is slowing down but I will add clippings when I have them. I topped it all off with some left over compost and soil. A drink of molasses and its all ready to start breaking down.
For more on composting the homespun way please check out my earlier post or leave me a comment.
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