Monday, April 11, 2011
What's That Smell
One of our neighbors actually came over here to see if we knew what the putrid smell was. We told them it was the compost we got at the landfill. They were mortified thinking it was human or pig "sh.t". Gary tried to explain it was just wood debris that's been chopped up and composted, but they would have none of it.
I admit it was rather "fresh" smelling last night, but tonight it's loosing some of it's vigor. I'm not sure why it has the odor; when we were shoveling it out of the pickup bed I could see it wasn't "hot", but well aged. Gary said it smells like all dumps smell. It's really nice compost and our plants are already much happier. We got 2.5 yards in the back of Gary's pickup and it was free. He spread it all around the existing plants, in the flower beds, and around the trees. Gary is going back for another load on Tuesday.
Our neighbors don't know how lucky they are. One place we lived, we got 20 yards of turkey compost and that WAS "hot". It had a fragrance for weeks afterwards which could be detected over a mile away. I am not sure why folks think pigs have a bad odor. Of course, I've never lived near a pig farm, but my grandmother raised pigs and I don't recall an odor. But she did only have a few. When I start harvesting my big juicy ripe tomatoes, do you think the neighbors will turn them down? The tomatoes and peppers and flowers pictured are from my last garden in California.
In other news, my Mi-FI has no signal so I am on the other computer. I just finished a bisque, got everything glazed and am glaze firing tomorrow. Stay tuned to see what I won from another blog, info on a couple of cracked tiles, and another GIVEAWAY right here later in the week. Comments are welcome.