Compost anecdotes-- Dogs catch mice
Look! Nancy is running wildly on the grass again... (Sister says with a frown and a helpless shake of her head)
Come on Nancy, left left left...it's running that way...Nancy catch it... (little sister is jumping and dancing as if she is another Nancy)
Nancy must be catching mice again, you two remember to wash your hands when you play with Nancy later (Mom put down the bread in her hand and looked up to see the usual glance)
Oh, that's funny, the all-rounder dog... (Dad looks out the window with interest)
This is our family's daily routine after composting in the backyard.
Composting your garden waste, as well as the green waste from your kitchen, in your backyard is one of the most economical and environmentally friendly ways to dispose of waste in most homes.
If you have the space, composting in the shade of your backyard or garden is very easy.
You can compost cold on the ground or in the garbage bin. If you have the space and don't want to spend any money, you can make a pile on the ground. Bins with open sides are another option if your space is more limited or you want to keep the compost contained.
However, the ensuing dog and mouse scenario is sure to play out in your home as well :)
How do you keep these little mice that always make my older daughter scream when she sees them and my younger daughter chase them with a wooden stick and Nancy out of your backyard? I think maybe the following options are available.
- use a compost bin in your backyard that can be closed, but if it's not the kind that rotates, then turning the pile might be a problem.
- Don't put food scraps and cooked food into your compost pile, they are a favorite of mice.
- Don't put fatty meats, cheeses, oils, bones, pet droppings, etc. into your compost pile，they produce a nasty, pungent odor, but these can make mice happy.
- Don't use strong rodenticides because you have children and cute puppies in your home, and your compost pile will be used for planting.
- Compost with an indoor compost pile, which is a good idea, though you may need to compromise on the smell of the compost.
- use worm composting, if your kids don't squeal at the sight of worms or always like to catch them and play with them.
- Use GEME for indoor composting. This will surely be another surprise for you. There is no smell, quiet as a leaf floating down your side, and generates the perfect all-natural organic compost in just 6-8 hours. You can add your food waste and pet poop whenever you want without even pressing a button. You don't have to wait for the decomposition to be completed or for the waste to accumulate until it rots and stinks before running it once like other indoor electric composters; you don't have to clean it and change its filters frequently; you just have to do one thing, throw your waste in the GEME. It's that simple!
So do what I do, compost your garden waste in the yard, put your food waste and dog poop in the GEME, and enjoy a life of easy, eco-friendly composting from now on.
Hopefully, these methods will keep you from living with rats.