An hour in the hail

Turning the compost heap is not my favourite job. Is it yours? So, there was a lot of procrastinating this evening.

The upshot was that just after I had stepped out I heard a clap of thunder. Then the hail came down!

Having started, however, I was determined to get the job done. So, sodden and weary, my bin is in a new position and hopeful the compost will love all the oxygen I’ve put into the mix.


© Helen Butt, April 2014

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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10 Responses to An hour in the hail

  1. jclaughter says:

    We had thunderstorms with hail too. I am not too fond of turning over the compost pile either, but I do get a real sense of satisfaction when I see the decomposition.

    • Agreed – turning the heap over does speed things up nicely…. Especially as I am now also putting in a lot of much needed green matter (too much brown before) with all the rhubarb I am eating 🙂

  2. Lovely post Helen thank you for sharing we are still waiting the rain I might get the hose pipe out and water my compost bins as I added more stuff to the current bins in use still have 3 empty ones

  3. I hope the hail has not damage your plants. I am impressed with you dedication to composting even in hail.

  4. Well done! I have the same bin and I just turned it this very day. I, however, was racing the unbearable heat. Three days of above season temps. Ugh.
    Good for you for getting it done.

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