But the good Old South. Today, we had a sunny 65 degrees, which got me wanting to actually venture outside long enough to do a little winter yard maintenance.
Like turn the compost bin.
I've learned that I have to turn under the discarded vegetables on top, not just for composting sake but to keep them out of the hands of that pesky racoon that comes out at night. Two nights ago, I caught him hanging on one of the bird feeders with one hand, the other reaching for the bread crumbs my son had added to the seed.
I thought I was going to have a little help with the composting. After all, it's not just my project but my son's project too.
Or so I thought.
But back to composting.
I found this great composting bin at one of my favorite sites http://www.gardeners.com/.
If you can keep a good ratio of materials - about 75% brown material such as leaves and 25% green material such as grass clippings and vegetable peelings - the results will be good, rich compost to add to your flower or garden beds in the spring.
Why not give it a try? There are much pricier and fancier bins, but this one does the trick beautifully.