Hot and Steamy


It’s Saturday morning, raining and cold, but that doesn’t mean we sleep in.  No-o-oo Lots going on today.   Home Hardware was here early to unload a huge order of drywall sheets and such.   The drywall team also showed up ready to tackle the upstairs.

Now, those who think they know me might be surprised how regularly I go to the dump.  They have probably never had this treat, but being married to a contractor who thrives on tearing out the old and rotten …. it happens to me a lot.  Usually I am held captive and it is a little side trip on our way to somewhere else with the trailer.  That is what happened today.  Before we could use the trailer to pick up my compost, we had to empty it of the construction garbage.    The Prince Edward County dump is quite clean, with no noticeable odors on this particular cold and rainy morning.  (unlike Toronto’s transfer station and the Fenelon Falls dump).

Next on our long list of things to do today ….. go to the Highline Mushroom Plant for compost.  For only $10.00 we bought a whole trailer full of hot and steamy mushroom compost.  (Loading onto the trailer is included)

 What a deal.  Cheap!  Not so sweet-smelling as the county dump though.  This stuff smelt nasty. Acres of steaming piles. 

When we got home Warren was quick to head off to do other chores, leaving me with 600 pounds of  smelly straw and chicken shit to empty out of the trailer.  This is not my kind of thing, but my nice neighbour Gary came over to help.  How kind is that?  He is a good conversationalist and we made excellent progress.  Yes, I was shoveling shit in the rain but I’m proud of myself.  We finished in about one hour, just as the rain increased.

The new bed is now ready.  Well done Diane.  I’m now just waiting for warmer weather and my seedlings to grow a little taller.

Poor Molly, not happy to be wet and cold.

I spent the rest of the afternoon, inside by the fire, patting myself on the back.  

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About westlakemusings

In 2013 my husband and I retired. We bought an old pre-confederation house out in the country. This blog is about our new world in the country as we explore all of life's possibilities.
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