Behold! My latest venture into frugality - a compost bin using an old storage container! We have enough yard space for a traditional compost pile, but I thought it would be best to start on a really small scale. I found directions for this "urban compost bin" at You Grow Girl. I guess I'm a bit of an impatient composter. Every time I add something, I slowly open the bin eagerly expecting to see some rich, earthy matter. But alas, it takes time - weeks according to the directions. So I wait and make sure everything is nice and moist, which has been a challenge with our cold weather lately. I'm also learning about acceptable "browns" and "greens" with the help of Compost This.