I found a horse stable, where they dump the used hay each day into an allocated area where you can collect the horse manure yourself. The shovel is even supplied, and I asked the gentleman if he would be so kind as to give me some feed bags.
I got three full feed bags of used hay from the stalls that day.
I also found a supplier with a good vegetable growing soil. One cubic meter of the soil was $50...not bad!
I have two little garden helpers called Cindy and Rusty. They love to help me in the garden, keeping a close eye on any lizards or other small critters that are not supposed to be in THIER yard.
I have been so frustrated at the two of them, especially Rusty. She seems to think if she keeps digging under the compost bin, she will get THE LIZARD.
What a mess.
I came up with a plan to rejuvenate my compost area....after all, it was crying out for help!!!
All the materials were laying around the yard...
- Now after making the compost area...I have a space for all the tomato steaks.
- The left bin is for the compost from the old bins, seeing they have already started to break down. I will also be transferring all my bokashi waste in there too.
- The right bin, I have alternate layers on the bottom for the horse manure and vegetable soil I collected and am now filling it with the vegetable soil I have left over in the trailer.
- When I place bokashi waste in the left bin, I can simply cover it with soil from the right bin.
I may have to add a sheet of tin on the front, too stop the dirt coming through the mesh.