Using four re-purposed shipping pallets (how eco of us) picked up for free from a local store, 4 L-brackets, 2 hinges, 1 lock, and a few bricks we (and by we I mean Eric) were able to quickly assemble a nice big compost heap.
We have a little space between our backyard and our neighbors, a sort of no-man's land, just a narrow alley of about 6 feet. I spoke to our neighbor and he was perfectly OK with our compost-y vision.
Eric gathered the supplies and set to work. He had to make a few modifications as we chose an area with a slight incline (hence the sawing and brick laying).
Cordelia and the dogs were super-helpful.
When the job was done I gathered the leaves that I've been saving and tossed them in along with some veggie food scraps. Now it's all about finding the perfect balance and then I will soon have some gorgeous soil to add to my gardens.
Do you have a compost heap? Any advice for compost newbies?