Back in the winter of last year, I read an inspiring book by Looby Macnamara about people and permaculture. This inspired me to do my first ever mind map for my own purposes, the central theme of which was decluttering.
I’m environmental terms, my house is better than some. It is small, so takes little energy to heat in winter, for example.
The flip side is that for anyone with any interests beyond watching television there isn’t enough space. For gardening tools, sewing machines, pianos, books and bokashi bins.
In March this year, I bought a bokashi bin, as it seemed such a shame to be giving my food waste to the council so that it could make its own compost. Indeed, I bought two, the idea being that I would have the second to fill up while the contents of the first were curing.
Now, I’ve had to find space for the full bokashi bin, as the final helping of food went into it yesterday. Fortunately, there was one, once I had decluttered a corner by the sofa. And miraculously, I just happened to have a spare table, which had been displaced by a charity shop-bought chest of drawers and which I revamped with chalk paint last weekend.
Apparently, the contents of this first bokashi bin should be ready to be processed in the compost bin in a couple of weeks. I’m a bit nervous, though. Can this stuff really be fermented to the point that it will NOT attract rats?
I think I will therefore give it a month and then revisit the situation. And in the meantime, I’ll getting on with finding a home one way or another for all the stuff that was waiting before to be processed by the sofa……