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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of one. I have many hobbies and interests but gardening and rug hooking are my main interest at the moment. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and have been married for 51years.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

THEY CALL IT BLACK GOLD

Ten years ago my husband George ( he doesn't mind me mentioning his name on my blog) and I took a Master Composting course to learn how to compost properly.  It was sponsored by the city and every time we helped out manning a booth at the exhibition informing people about composting  we each received a free black composter. We even appeared on a CBC radio morning program answering questions about composting.  We have four black composters,  a green rotating composter and four wire bin composters. That's a lot of composting and we compost all winter long too.

Our Master Composter certificates in 2000
Unscreened compost ready to use.
This is mostly kitchen scraps  with a lot of egg shells that we get from  the church catering when they make eggs sandwiches or lemon meringue pies.
Today I dug out some compost what we call black gold but as you can see from the photo, it looks more brown than black. My husband took a photo of me squatting, digging out compost that's ready to spread on my flower bed while there's still some unfinished compost at the top. I didn't quite finished my job because I had to return to the farm for my chores. I've been weeding most of the afternoon except when I took breaks to rest a bit and check Rug Hooking Daily.  To my horror I notice that my hair looks gray in the photo but my husband said that it's because of the sun. Even my cloths looks washed out.  I'm still salt and pepper but not all gray yet, lol....  JB