Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Raw Materials 2

Another source of ingredients for the composters is a combination of shredded White Spruce cones and lawn clippings. With the new Craftsman lawnmower (I never had a mower with a rear bag attachment) I set the wheel height low, and simply mow up all the cones and whatever early grass has come up. The material pictured was from our next door neighbor, who I found raking up all the cones, so I offered to go over and 'vacuum' them up with my mower, and take the proceeds. In the case of these clippings, there wasn't much grass to come up, compared to the cuttings when I did my lawn, which were about 1/3 grass by volume.

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