So, spring is really in the house, now, man! The swallows have made it back to our garden and the mason bees are just now exiting their little mud cells. D said he can see them chewing their way out. I've yet to investigate that.The hummingbirds are busy hooking up and the hawk pair are back and active again.
We've been working on a homemade compost tumbler. I would've preferred to have purchased one, knowing that all the kinks would've been worked out for me, but D had to save money and invent one. He bought us a rain barrel made from a giant food tub (it used to hold jalepeno peppers apparently).
Then, he cut a door in the side.
Then, he attached the door to the barrel with hinges.
Then, he attached latches to the other side of the door.
He drilled rows of 1/2 inch holes all down the length of the barrel, every foot or so.
He also drilled a few holes on each end.
We set the barrel on the casters/wheels he'd attached to a pallet and it's ready to fill and roll!
He's thinking about adding bars of some sort to either end of the barrel (attached to the pallet) so the barrel stays put on the wheels better. I'd like to attach some sort of handle to one end to make turning it even easier.
I still need to add the pics of the tags from the newest fuchsias, bee balm and butterfly bush. Next time!