MamaGreenThumb
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Compost on Wheels

We build our compost bin yesturday. We decided to use an old beer bucket a friend gave us when he moved, and an old piece of aluminum that was collecting dust in the garage.

Long story short, my fiance attached hinches and a handle after cutting the aluminum. Here's what it looks like...

[img]https://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj68/PitBoss007/Garden/IMG_0121-1.jpg[/img]
The Start

[img]https://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj68/PitBoss007/Garden/IMG_0122.jpg[/img]
The Aluminum

[img]https://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj68/PitBoss007/Garden/IMG_0123.jpg[/img]
The Wheels

[img]https://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj68/PitBoss007/Garden/IMG_0130.jpg[/img]
The Hinges

[img]https://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj68/PitBoss007/Garden/IMG_0131.jpg[/img]
All Done

[img]https://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj68/PitBoss007/Garden/IMG_0139.jpg[/img]
Where it goes!!! This is where to compost will be stored.

But it has wheels, so I can move it wherever I want!! YAY!
M Boxer - Boss
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M Cat - Leto
F Cat - Princess Mew-Face (to be changed)

cynthia_h
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Pretty good-looking!

Ummmm...the compost bin is nice, too! :lol:

Excellent workmanship, from what I can see; I hope the set-up works well for you.

Keep us posted, please; gardeners are always looking for more ideas! :D

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rot
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neat

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Looks neat.

I didn't see any air holes in that there thing. No air, oxygen and that things goes anaerobic and you basically have a septic tank and it will smell like it too.

I know the idea of the thing leaking all over the place is unattractive but compost needs oxygen.

You can do a web search and look at worm bins. Then I figure you'd only need some holes on the top. I don't know much about worm compost but that looks like an ideal worm bin to me with a drain, wheels and a hinged cover.

Nice bin.
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MamaGreenThumb
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He figured that the top wouldn't totally seal it... Which would allow exygen. If not I'll let you know, but I thought it needed holes. Keep you updated!
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Charlie MV
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The dog looks amazed. I love dogs. It is a good looking bin but it does need holes. I second the worm bin suggestion.

MamaGreenThumb
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He's always tryin to help, such a sweet heart! I'm going to look into the worm bin thing, I've been interested since I heard about it.

Nora
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