Living the Country Life

Composting Content

Try hot composting to build healthy soil builder quickly!
Dig a hole, bury the scraps, and the magic happens
I have a large bin composter that turns my kitchen scraps into black gold for the garden. I know many of you have compost piles. But if you don’t have the room or don’t want the sight of...
Composting is an environmentally-sound method of handling livestock remains
There is a saying, “If you raise livestock, you’ll also have deadstock”. Animal mortality is an issue faced by livestock producers both large and small. One way to handle the...
A Michigan family helps thousands of people with their compost farm
Most farmers have a compost pile that they add to after they clean manure out of the barn, mow, or rake leaves. Jim and Sandra Tuthill of South Lyon, Michigan compost their yard waste – and...
Anyone can make their own compost with the many different natural and container options available. Learn how simple it can be with some basic information.
For farmers, composting is a safe and economic alternative to rendering.
After mad cow disease was discovered in the United States in 2003 and food safety regulations tightened, dairy farmer Joe Gonzalez, of Las Cruces, N.M., went from receiving 2 cents per pound from...
Blog Post
The work around our small farm this time of year may look nasty and smell nasty, but it's all good. Actually, I was standing on the top of the compost pile to take some of the photos and the...
Some automatic composters make black dirt in as little as two weeks.
Compost is good for the garden, but it's not always convenient to tend a compost pile. Compost is good for the garden, but it's not always convenient to tend a compost pile. Carrie Donovan is...