Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A Lesson in Patience....& Compost

Just in case you don't know the whole saying:
Patience is a virtue.
Virtue is a grace.
Grace is a little girl
who wouldn't wash her face.

Patience certainly does pay off.
It seems difficult in today's age
of instant gratification.
But here is a great example.
Our compost bin was really more of a compost heap.
As I would pass the railroad crossing
where they work on the rails and dump things,
I would often notice that there were 
what I would call crates for lack of a better term.
They were almost like 4 pallets strapped together.

I always thought what great compost bins
they would make, and 
that next time I saw someone there,
I should stop and ask for one.
(Some gals want diamonds - me, compost:)

I know they just break them down and send them to the dump,
but I wouldn't just take one.
About a week or so ago,
I saw one not by the rail road tracks
but farther up river on the side of the road near private property.
It had obviously fallen off of their truck.
After about a week,
I figured they didn't come back for it so must not have wanted it.
I stopped and picked up this roadside litter.
We have already been using it.
It works wonderfully.
I might stain it to match the fence,
just so it's not such an eye sore.

So by waiting patiently, (or even a little impatiently,)
we received a wonderful "new" compost bin.
I still might stop and ask for another,
but it will take us a while to fill this one.
One mans trash...

Until next time,
Nimble Fingers and Even Stitches


  1. a great find, I have a black plastic purpose make composter, reminds me I need to give it a stir! I even put my tiny cotton trimmings in it

  2. I have a compost bin just like this one. It once held a riding lawn mower.
    Perfect for the job !

  3. I love roadside finds and that IS a perfect compost bin! Patience does pay off ;) WHEN we have it!

  4. What a great find, I love to repurpose items. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  5. Hey,
    The road to my place is farther, but we have a bin you could have! What a great idea!
    You are so lever!