Monday, August 19, 2013

The Littlest Composter

We're in business, you guys. We're composting fools now!

The composter arrived last week and thanks to my (best friend's ex-boyfriend's old dolly he let me borrow once and I never returned) cart we just spruced up with new wheels, I moved that bad boy right where I needed him and popped the top. I added some fresh cut grass and Benjamin contributed by picking up some pine needles and a pinecone and throwing them on in. I added a bit of shredded cardboard and some green waste from produce and we are getting things moving!

I'm following the best advice I was given: don't stress about it. Add, spin, relax.

And so, we are. Wouldn't you know though, last week at the library, we found this little gem that fit right into my little lesson. I swear it made me squeeeee a little bit just thinking about connecting the learning as any teacher would do. Obviously my nearly 18-month old is a bit too young to really comprehend what the heck composting is, but he's not too young to make connections between a book and real life. How our library carries a book on composting but doesn't carry a single book or digital copy on Love & Logic for Early Childhood, I don't know. I digress.
My cute little nugget and a fun new book!
And for kicks, here's a video I shot just before naptime today. We usually wait until we have more than 5 scraps of lettuce, but for the video's sake, I wanted to show how great he's been at contributing to our dirt pile.

p.s. Glad most of you understood my humor about hippies-- I for one embrace my inner hippie and was just being funny. Hope that was obvious enough.


Caroline said... [Reply to comment]

1. I would buy a composter today if it came with a cute Benjamin to help!

2. Congrats Elliot - your son is now "one of those people" - makes me proud, I'm sure you're equally elated! :)

Party of Three Heads said... [Reply to comment]

Dude- your making me want to do this.. and I didn't even know that I had any "hippie" in me what so ever! Hoorah! :)

Laura McCannell said... [Reply to comment]

What a little hunk that littlest composter is! ha!

So excited for when you have legit dirt!

Brooke said... [Reply to comment]

I LOVE this and I freaking LOVE that you found a book about it.

Ben and Katie said... [Reply to comment]

Love your inner hippy! Ummm composting has come so far! When we were younger it was haul the bucket to the back forty pile! Always knew where to get worms for fishing! Love that compost contraption! Might have to look into it...

Natasha said... [Reply to comment]

What an excellent little composter! He's so smart! And cute :)

Also Mason was thrilled to watch this video of B with me. When I asked him where Benjamin was he pointed to the screen and smiled :)

Mama Bear said... [Reply to comment]

Yay Benjamin!

Amelia said... [Reply to comment]


And for future reference I score a 5 on your hippie scale with a 2 by proxy added in there as there is a substantial veggie garden and composting section on the property that I reside, but I have little to no involvement. Besides eating the food. :))