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winter challenges

It’s starting to be consistently below freezing, and I wasn’t able to shred leaves in time before the snow.

Luckily, I still have a trash can’s worth in the yard and a bunch of food scraps…and a bunch of worms.  I added my stuff to the pile at mid day to minimize any last heat escaping while I opened it up.

I’m surprised they’ve stuck around in the large bin- it certainly helps for when the composting process slows to a crawl.

The trash can composter is completely stopped, so I’m trying to figure out how to get that kickstarted again- too small of a system to add compost toilet material to, and it’s filled to the brim anyway.

How have you been handling the colder temperatures?

Year-Round Heroes: Leaves and Worms

I haven’t been paying much attention to the large compost pile lately, but it made it through the first snow with no problems- the snow wouldn’t melt on the center- good sign!

While emptying a week’s worth of food scraps into the center, I couldn’t help but notice all the red wigglers present… if I can keep them warm, I’ll be doing just fine through the winter!