Composting


Last updated February 25, 2018

 

 

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Norma believes in composting. So we save our grass clippings, chopped leaves, vegetable food waste, egg shells, and chicken manure to make the ground richer. At first, we just tossed things in a pile in the lower end of our back yard and occasionally mixed things into the dirt when she planted things. This wasn't bad...but we could do better.


JK 270


In early 2018, Norma purchased a JK 270 Jora Composter. It is insulated to keep the heat up for maximum composting efficiency, yet it allows air to mix in to keep odors down. I loaded it with soiled pine shavings from the chicken coop on February 21, 2018. That's me holding Dorothy, our dominant hen. A child-sized snow shovel works great for moving things out of the coop or putting things into the composter.
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