Monday, March 3

Mortar and pestle for composting (and therapy)


Cheryl gave me this sweet little marble mortar and pestle for my birthday. She knows that I've been on a quest to find the perfect egg shell pulverizer. And this is the best thing, yet.

Egg shells add high calcium lime, phosphorus, nitrogen, and trace amounts of zinc, iron, manganese, copper, sodium, and potassium to the soil. AND when we compost egg shells we're reusing rather than refusing. (Sorry, I couldn't resist turning a noun into a verb.)

I wash the egg shells, let them air dry, then grind them, and finally, dump the smaller-than-sand size pebbles into the compost bins.

I'm finding that the grinding is also quite satisfying. I suspect that it will save me from years of psychological therapy.
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