Dirt Cheap Date

by Daisy on 03/09/2014

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I don’t know if this would have been true of me as a young single, but nowadays all it takes to make my heart go pitter patter is to say the words compost + sifter.  Actually, just compost will do. Especially finished compost. Smelling salts, please, and a fan.

This weekend I got together with one of my favorite little sweethearts to sift some compost, and it was one of the best dates I’ve ever had.

With only a few ingredients: the sifter I put together years ago, a shovel, container, and the remains of one of last year’s compost piles . . .


. . . we created . . .


. . . a garbage can full of perfectly sifted garden nerdvana.


I will use this to add to the planting holes for baby plants, cover beds of small seeds like mesclun, and, maybe, roll around in it when no one is looking.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Faith March 12, 2014 at 4:51 am

Laughing at the “nerdvna.” Thanks for starting my day off with a smile.

janice March 12, 2014 at 7:03 am

I loved that. Very well said. It will make me smile in the yard all day.

Cinnamon Vogue March 12, 2014 at 11:27 am

What a fabulous date that compost turned out to be. 🙂 But I hear ya! Nothing like good compost. You feel so connected to mother earth at moments like this.

Sybil March 15, 2014 at 7:40 am

A woman after my own heart. FANTASTIC IDEA!!!! I am going to DO THIS!!!

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