Roll Out the Compost!
People are always asking me about rolling compost bins when we do home composting classes in the Midcoast area, and I never know what to say, as I have no experience and they are expensive. But I recently heard Rob McCall, on Awenadjo Almanac, on WERU, telling about his wonderful homemade rolling composter. He says he got a used "mustard barrel" from Ray's in Eastport, way Down East. Apparently it has a screw-on top, and they put their kitchen waste in it and roll it around the yard every once in a while. I don't know if anyone has mustard barrels closer to home, but any (55-gallon) used plastic food barrel (fruit concentrate, olives, etc.), with a top that can be secured for rolling, would do. A few aeration holes drilled in it might make it work better, but I don't know. The barrels are good for making rain barrels too, with an added spigot. (Elmer's Barn on Rte. 17 in Coopers Mills sometimes has barrels, as does EBS.)