As I mentioned in my post on litter, one of the first things mom ordered when we moved here was a big composter. It was raining when it arrived so it never even made it to the garage. Mom drug it into the family room (the box was really big and kind of heavy) where it stayed for some time. Mom’s friend, Kelly, said it made a good coffee table.
Seems like every time it stopped raining, the composter took a backseat to another outdoor project that needed to be done — usually involving the horses. Mom would’ve put it together inside but it was too big and wouldn’t fit through any of the doors once it was finished.
Finally, a few days before Christmas, mom and Kelly’s mom started working on it. We watched them through the window for a while but it went on forever and was pretty boring. There were so many pieces and about midway through, I heard mom laugh and say, “I had no idea there were so many parts. Let’s send it back!”
It was quite chilly outside and getting colder as the afternoon went on and after about three hours they decided their fingers were too numb to finish. They would finish it the next day. But, of course, guess what happened. It rained. Another short delay, but it was finally finished and happily making compost by Christmas Day.
Mom said in the spring she’ll grow us lots of catnip in the compost. (I knew this composting thing was all about us.) She’s also been looking for a place to buy silver vine plants. Apparently, because they’re so new to the US, they’re pretty hard to find. Of course, this is just research. She won’t buy the plants until spring and maybe they will be easier to find by then. If you know of a source, please let mom know. She’s going to order us some toys stuffed with silver vine so we can check it out but I think it’ll be really fun to grow our own next year.
Before I sign off for today, I want to send out purrs to my blogging friends who are sick and injured. Wishing you a speedy recovery Flynn, Cody and Joe the Donkey. I also have several non-blogging Facebook friends who are not doing well. I am purring for them too.