Garden in the summer, compost in the winter!

Today was such a beautiful day here in Kentucky!  After dealing with cold weather and snow at the beginning of the week, it was a nice change to feel the warm sun and 64 degree weather out there today.  It made a beautiful day to just go out, have lunch and enjoy.  It also made us even more eager for the spring.  The groundhog did say it was going to be an early one.  I still think March will get us. 

I really don’t mind the weather.  Just living for a couple years in Panama made me realize to not take the change in seasons for granted.  There was one temperature there all year long.  While that was nice in it’s own way, I missed the changing of the seasons.

While I can’t say I love going out in the snow and ice and freezing in it, I do enjoy sitting inside with a cup of hot chocolate and watching the white stuff fall, all the while I am cuddled up in a blanket next to the fire place.  I also enjoy all the different birds that come in here to feed on the variety of seeds, bread and meal worms we keep in supply.  The same with the deer that come everyday to our front yard to munch on the bread we put out for them.  Of course we also have the squirrels, possums and raccoon’s that enjoy our yard.

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One thing that we are looking forward to spring for is our garden.  I will do what I can with it, but this will be John’s baby.  He is already planning where he will plant each thing, gathering seeds and just getting it all in his head.  While it is too early to do much, one thing we have been doing is getting some compost ready.

We have a couple small containers to do this, but the one that John uses most is just a small one that is small enough to sit on the kitchen counter.  In fact it is a 1 gallon compost bin by Linkyo.  The size makes it convenient for throwing scraps in after dinner or putting the vegetable peelings in each night.

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My main concern about composting was that there would be a lingering odor.  I didn’t want that at all.  This bin is actually odor free.  That is because there is a thick activated charcoal filter that actually absorbs odors and traps them inside it.  Being stainless still verses plastic helps quite a bit with odors as well.  And finally it can be washed in the dishwasher.   If you are looking for a nice bin, then you may want to check one like this one out.  It is available on Amazon.

Yes, I am excited for the spring – but will not take for granted what each season brings to us.  I will also enjoy the few warm days like today that is given us in between and on those days I will be excited to see how John’s garden turns out. 

Will you do a vegetable garden this year?

Disclaimer:  I did discuss and share a link to an item that I received in exchange for sharing my unbiased opinion about in this posting.  all opinions are 100% my own and may or may not differ from yours.

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