As promised, Self Reliance Exchange has begun their series on composting. This first post deals with composting misconceptions. I have had mice in our compost pile before, but then we were putting egg shells in it, so perhaps that’s what attracted them. I’ve currently got some self-designed composters made from 50 gallon garbage cans that don’t work very well, but then I suspect I’m not loading them correctly. I find it hard to keep on hand enough of everything you need to do it properly, so we end up with a “cold pile” that takes far too long to compost.