Birthday Bins

Last week saw a birthday here and the occasion of the (almost) completion of the dream structure.

Work had started way back in the new year

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Securing posts

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Getting everything square and level

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Bit by bit

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Our inspiration:

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Charles Dowding of No Dig fame and a compost wizard as you can read here

These are his compost bins and we have always dreamed of emulating them

Homeacres compost bays August 19 from far end

Now that dream was coming true

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We couldn’t wait to start using them even before they were finished

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Then the roof started going on

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A big overhang at the back will provide tool storage

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Not quite finished but convincing enough to celebrate a birthday

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Finishing touches will include water collection and, of course, adding the name plate: “The Dowdings”

We have the blessing of the man hiself:

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A birthday is always an upside down kind of day – such as starting with a special radish breakfast

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and this birthday is always marked by a walk up the hill, looking down on where we normally are

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and getting closer to things we normally see in the distance – this ancient holly stands out from far away

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but getting close shows its girth and age

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We discovered some things we can’t see from our patch

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and brought back some treasure

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5 thoughts on “Birthday Bins

    1. Come to think of it, Monty Don talks about garden compost a lot but I don’t remember ever seeing his compost heap on TV – do you think he is hiding something?

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  1. Monty’s bins have been featured over the years on the TV – they’re impressive in size, but are fairly standard in construction. Nothing like your “Dowdings”!

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