Do you compost in the winter? Some years I've decided to just forget it, because I'm so bad about taking the compost out: going out in the cold, trekking through knee-deep snow, the lid being frozen on the bin... But this year I decided to try something different. I decided to keep a mini-bin outside the basement door where it can remain in frozen state until emptied into the larger bin (where it will start truly composting in the spring). This would mean fewer trips to the Earth Machine, and make taking out the compost a pretty easy task.
Surprisingly (?) the compost still sits on the counter longer than it ought to. And I think I need a larger mini-bin.
One more picture, since I named the blog Raspberry Cello. Here are my raspberry canes. They volunteered along the chain link fence. When our house was built our neighbours had raspberries on the other side, instead of the cedar trees there now. I thought I'd move the volunteers to a proper row, so I could pick from both sides. You can see them between those posts. But I never could dig out all the ones along the fence, and some which were moved didn't live long and prosper. So we now have a little here and a little there. They don't look like much now, but just wait. We are due for a large crop of Spartan apples from that tree in October, too.