Compost Bin Birthday Present

For my birthday recently, my parents sent a lovely card that included a voucher for a hand-made wooden compost bin.  Essentially it said that the next time they visited Dad would build a bespoke compost bin on our allotment.

What an excellent idea! I recommend it for anyone who knows their way round a hammer and is struggling with Christmas / Birthday present ideas for their allotmenty friends and family.

As promised, when visiting this Dad part way through building the compost binweekend, they built an amazing compost bin.  It’s perfect for the allotment, with two bays and access from the top or the front.  The doors are detachable for
easy compost turning.

Compost bin filling up with weedsI was so excited when they showed me that I had to immediately find any suitable material to put in it.  I managed to get 1 bay 3 quarters full just cutting back the weeds.  The plot has never been so free of weeds :0).

Thanks Mum and Dad.  I’m looking forward to using it.


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