Lesson #2: My friends are super duper smart and stuff.
Lesson #3: If it’s good enough for Mark Ruffalo, it’s good enough for me.
Eight years ago, we lived next door to a couple of Canadians–a Canadian couple, if you will. Delightful, they were, but their large composting bin in the back yard, well, the hubs and I didn’t get it. What a coupla hippies. I kid!
Last week, I visited my friend Cari, who had a glass jar of castaway food composting away: egg shells, banana peels, apple cores, etc. Brilliant, useful, and ever so elegant (Cari). The composting bin was, too.
A few days ago, I finally got around to watching indie fave and Oscar-nominated flick The Kids Are All Right, a film featuring beautiful gardens throughout as well as starring heavyweights like Annette Bening, Julianne Moore (LOVE), Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland) and one dapper Mark Ruffalo. While the movie was well done to be sure, what I walked away with was a new desire to get going and growing me a garden.
And folks, I loves me some Ruffalo. He’s smart, a talented actor who makes great choices, has a fantastic wife who designed their beautiful home, he actually grows his own organic garden, and, well, I may or may not have decided to name one of our twin girls after his daughter when I saw the name in print. Actually, we didn’t name her after–
We were inspired is all.
So take the name, the Canadians, the Ruffalo, and the film with the gardening, and guess who finally decided to get her composting on and nearly a decade later?
Guilty. I get it. I get it. I REALLY get it. Composting is good for the environment, and the key to a successful garden, which we’ve been trying to grow here at the homestead in the middle of Nashville, TN.
Enter this nifty diddy compost bin from Amazon.com.
And guess what showed up today? Here she is next to
the coffee maker, just to give you a gander at the size.
And here’s the uh…”goodness” inside. Well, it’ll make for good soil.
The hubs also built a couple of these guys for compost in the back yard:
Good soil means fantastic veggies are in my future.
All thanks to good friends.
Oh, and the Canadians.
And the Ruffalo.
(Wasikowski and Ruffalo in The Kids Are All Right.)