GATHERING BLACK GOLD
It's black gold time at The Birdnest Inn! As a dedicated organic gardener, I cherish this time of year! It's time to build up compost piles (black gold) to use in gardening over the next few years. I started the compost piles in February, locating them out of sight behind the chicken coop. There are three stacks---leaves, which compost the fastest, pine straw, which is much slower to break down, and a stack of large limbs/deadfall. It's truly sad and depressing to see so many plastic bags full of leaves ready to be picked up to go to a landfill. Mine are too large to place in bins, but it is simple to buy or build a compost bin and make your own black gold!
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