Compost Mentis – Issue 4, 05/08/12

Hot off the press:
Box 3 is now full and locked, quietly maturing – like some of us around here…..
Box 2 is now ‘active’ – been emptied and given a base of corrugated board to start it off the right way;
Box 1 has been drilled to encourage drainage and received the contents of Box 2 on Saturday as our bid in the Olympics, giving the compost a final ‘turning’ – now more or less dry and crumbly and full of the fattest worms I’ve ever seen. I believe it is ready for collection. The spade and fork are locked into Box 1.

Please get in touch, anyone, if you want compost, a caddy or a chat by the village pump….

In the meantime:

Compost Mentis – Drosophila Melanogaster

If you go down to the bins today
you’re sure of a small surprise;
If you go down to the bins today
you better put on your gloves;
for every fly that ever there was
will gather there for certain because
today’s a day these critters hold a picnic…

….Picnic time for PalMeira flies,
the darlings are having a lovely time today;
watch them – catch them – unawares
and see them pair and make some hay
for laying their eggs that hatch into grubs
that turn the waste into recycled dust
while gadding about and whirling above…
…for that’s the way the fruit flies have their picnics.

….You’ve been warned!

…and oh yes, we are looking for monitors to take over for a month! ….and so on….for ever Amen