dont tell my mom, but we left our old compost bin at our old house. it was a trash can that my husband drilled holes in and we would manually turn it every so often. i cant remember if we ever added worms. but it became neglected (around the time Bodie was born...hmmm...imagine that) and too much work so we left it.
we just planted our garden this last weekend (pics and posts to follow soon promise) and my BIL gave us some wonderful worm poop (pic of said poop to the right) to help boost our garden and so we have been trying to find the best way to compost. My BIL Pete took a class on composting and is super into it and his worms...which i dont blame him...worm poop is pretty awesome stuff.
The thing with the composter is - I dont want one that is a lot of manual labor...and that takes forever to produce....and that will get filled too quickly. basically - i want a lazy-woman's composter...to go along with our lazy garden :)
The Nature Mill Compost - ohmigosh...this is oh so perfect for me - it can compost up to 120 lbs a month of kitchen scraps! and you can compost meat and dairy too! it makes it in 2 weeks! now you ready for this...its $300! so...there are a few other things we could be spending $300 on right now...maybe bryan will get this for me for a birthday present or something super romantic like that :)
if you are interested in composting and live in long beach check out our environmental services webpage on composting here - if you aren't in LB, then perhaps your local city's environmental services have a similar thing going on? you can purchase a composter and they will just tag it on your bill...even if you live in an apartment they have options for you.
we havent purchased anything yet, so if you have any other brilliant ideas - let me know! i am all for letting our little wormies do all the work and i can just reap the benefits...