So Compostman and I got to work after breakfast and morning routine chores, while it was still relatively cool outside.
I had several bins needing the compost digging out and storing before I could refill the bins.
As always, we had henny helpers!
Several of the wooden bins need replacements planks and uprights - a job for another day as I will have to remove 4 bins worth of compostable materials to get to the rotten ones and it was far too hot to do that today! Still, an advantage of the Recycle Works wooden modular bins is that you can just replace the individual boards and uprights as needed, and these are at least 7 years old so have lasted very well, considering that they have been buried in decomposing compostables!
Much tidier! And a bag full of finished compost to add to the collection.
While moving assorted mats, buckets etc around in one of the leaf mold bins I came across a pair of Wood mice.
One ran away down onto the ground...
While the other ran up the side of the compost bin
on to the top... and away. I felt sad I had disturbed them, but there were no young in the nest so hopefully no harm was done.
We also identified our mystery visitor to the bird table, a Nuthatch. Well a pair, actually but only the one came to the feeder today.
the call of a Nuthatch in the wood for a few weeks, so maybe there is a late nest somewhere? I hope so.
Thanks for dropping by :-)