There is a large pile of alpaca manure on the left and a smaller pile of yard waste on the right. We have been collecting the alpaca manure for six months now and the yard waste for about a month.
I have the separate piles because the alpaca manure does not need to be composted prior to using it. However I have found that a little aging mellows the aroma.
My husband is supportive of composting and recycling as long as the place is neat and tidy. I have to agree with him and feel these piles are not the way we want things to be. Which means I've been thinking about compost bins a lot lately.
After our fence repair last week, I had a waste piece of fencing that I figured might be useful in building a compost container.
The fence it 5 feet high, so I cut it in half.
I bent the ends and latched the fence into a circular container.
The holes in the fabric are 2" x 4" which seems to be holding the material together pretty well.
I should be able to remove the containers easily when the compost is ready.
I need to make a few more bins for the yard waste, then I will tackle the manure pile.