It was quite fortuitous that I got excited after seeing the resident rodent had been in the dakek compost bin over the Christmas period. I’d been waiting for this to happen, so that I could get on with building another bed near the biggest apple tree.
After putting down a thick wadge of newspaper from my kindly neighbour across the road, I proceeded to unload the compost that the rodent had pushed to the bottom of the bin. Only, I was in for a disappointment: it had not done the thorough job I’d been expecting, so I ended up digging into the pile, which was a quite compacted. In spite of it being just one degree above freezing, I therefore got warm enough to take my fleecy pullover off.
Then a brown creature was seen bombing away from the bin. It must have used the back entrance it has dug for itself. At least I didn’t get quite the shock I had when last in there! In other words, there wasn’t a scream.
There also wasn’t quite enough compost to cover the newspaper. But there is a full bin of compost in another bin, so I’ll dig into that on a future occasion.
If only Mr or Mrs Rodent could be deployed to the Green Johanna. The compost in here is going down but it is a battle to create space before the next shipment of food waste arrives from one of my donors. Which happened again this lunchtime.
Anyway, by ShareWaste.com’s calculations, that’s another 100 km’s motoring ‘offset’. Not that I intend to use this offset but in this time when public transport is a no-no, it does make me feel better about needing to use the car more.