Packing bedding into the composting toilet chamber
Although Mark and I
sometimes butt heads, I'm actually glad he's strong-minded and has his
own opinions. Yes, even when he's a non-believer about things
Next came the fluffier
garden weeds. I used a very heaping wheelbarrowful to loosely
fill the chamber about halfway full, then stacked weeds along the
inside walls (within the corn palisade).
The idea is that urine
and feces will get caught by this carbon net and won't be able to creep
out the holes in the walls (which are necessary for aeration) or to
seep out the bottom. Although it seems like a bad idea to fill
the bin halfway up before even starting to use it, the bedding material
will mat down as it begins to rot, so it won't really use up as much
space as you might think. Hopefully, it will still take a solid
year to fill the first chamber.
We're waiting on sawdust
before we put the composting toilet to the test. We'll have a
five gallon bucket of sawdust beside the seat to make it easy to drop a
scoop down the hole after each use, keeping the top of the pile just as
well sealed off with high
carbon material as the bottom and sides are. More on that later in
the week, hopefully.
(Doesn't this look like
it's a yoga pose? Maybe Compost Pile Warrior?)
Our chicken waterer helps make disbelieving spouses into believers by keeping chicken chores easy and clean and the coop dry.
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