A New Toy – an Early Father’s Day Gift
June 12, 2013
Composting, Gardening, Memories, Recycling
elephant garlic, Father's Day, wine barrel composter
Thanks Ashleigh and Ben….. I put the “wine barrel tumbling composter” into service today. Y’all did a fine job with the project. I love working on the barrel because each cut or drilled hole gives off the scent of the barrel’s previous content….
I will load the barrel over the next few days. It is hotter than Hades here right now! Pulling up some elephant garlic leeks today in addition to installing the door on the barrel was a three t-shirt day. Absolutely soaked through. Just hand-watering today raised a “sweat”!
The barrel in position behind the garage. Need to trim the center dowel. I reinforced the glued up staves with 1.5 inch aluminum strap.
A look inside showing some slats that may aid in the tumbling action of the contents. Apparently they extend the life of the barrel.
A look from the other side.
The kids made a turned piece of oak to fit the bung hole. It is a handle for rotating the barrel and a reminder of the Father’s Day Date this year. Don’t you just love it.
Some of the day’s harvest – Elephant Garlic.