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I really would like to start, but how?

Any easy ways to do it? I have a crazy food obsessed dog, so it must be in some sort of container that she cant get to!

Any links for a first timer?

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In the gardening forum here on MDC (Digging in the Earth), there is a sticky called "Compost 101". It is like 10 gazillion posts long, there's tons of useful information in it. For specific questions like dealing with dogs, I'd post in gardening... all those mamas compost!

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thnaks i thought about posting there, but wasnt sure where to post about it!

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Composting fits either here or in gardening but they have a lot of info about it over there already.

I've been fighting a battle with my dog to keep her out of the compost. Dh is going to be building a bin similar to this one. With a lid that latches. I'm not having hardware cloth on it though it will be wood with spaces between the boards big enough to let water and air through but too small for a dog nose. I had one like it at a place I rented a few years ago (it was there when I moved in) It worked great!

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I really would like to start, but how?

Any easy ways to do it? I have a crazy food obsessed dog, so it must be in some sort of container that she cant get to!
I just wrote an article about it:
http://www.associatedcontent.com/art..._or_piles.html

Dogs usually aren't interested in vegetable peels, coffee grounds, and fruit scraps (unless yours is one of the canteloupe-eating hounds). Dried leaves, shredded wood, likewise unattractive.

You could trench-compost the table scraps in the front yard's flowerbeds and use a bin in the back for leaves, grass clippings and vegetable matter.
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I just wrote an article about it:
http://www.associatedcontent.com/art..._or_piles.html

Dogs usually aren't interested in vegetable peels, coffee grounds, and fruit scraps (unless yours is one of the canteloupe-eating hounds). Dried leaves, shredded wood, likewise unattractive.

You could trench-compost the table scraps in the front yard's flowerbeds and use a bin in the back for leaves, grass clippings and vegetable matter.
: LOL! Yeah she will eat ANYTHING!

Thanks for the link!

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I'm looking out the window at my dog chewing on a frozen hunk of coffee grounds and carrot peelings as I type this! I can't wait for my new bin!

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