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Re: My compost smells like rotting butt

Post  chocolatepop on 8/9/2010, 11:58 am

you guys are killin me!

Ok, so I'll keep adding browns. The smell is much better, more like rotting food than rotting butt. I'll air it out some also. It is an old 55 gal drum and I'll just pull the bung and cover with a coffee filter.

so onto creatures. Are a small continent of flies inevitable? especially fruit flies? or is it just because of the adjstment?
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Post  camprn on 8/9/2010, 12:48 pm

Pete Seeger who put this to music is one of my Heros!
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Post  boffer on 8/9/2010, 12:55 pm

All together now..

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Re: My compost smells like rotting butt

Post  outsideasy on 8/9/2010, 1:02 pm

I think I will just buy my compost as the neighbors are close here in our Mobile Home Park and I would surely get complaints. No conpost bin here for sure ....

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Re: My compost smells like rotting butt

Post  Ha-v-v on 8/9/2010, 1:17 pm

Pete Seeger who put this to music is one of my Heros!

Camp I love this !!!

I think I will just buy my compost as the neighbors are close here in our
Mobile Home Park and I would surely get complaints. No conpost bin here
for sure
Have you thought of vermicomposting ? Using the wormies? We have a few threads on here on wormies. I am posting a big one.

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/general-sfg-talk-f5/vermicomposting-worms-inside-t734.htm?highlight=vermicomposting

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For you Boffer :-D
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Post  Wyldflower on 8/9/2010, 1:45 pm

@camprn wrote:Pete Seeger who put this to music is one of my Heros!

One of my heroes, too! Pete, who is 91, is still out there leading songs (his voice is going, but his spirit is strong). He still chops wood to heat his home in Beacon NY - oh, to have such energy! The words of the song, Turn Turn Turn, which Pete set to music in 1959, are from Ecclesiastes 3:1-8.

Did you know there is a movement afoot to nominate Pete for a Nobel Prize?
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Re: My compost smells like rotting butt

Post  camprn on 8/9/2010, 1:52 pm

@Wyldflower wrote:
@camprn wrote:Pete Seeger who put this to music is one of my Heros!
Did you know there is a movement afoot to nominate Pete for a Nobel Prize?
A worthy nomination!
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Post  Bec on 8/9/2010, 3:32 pm

Ok - I just have to say - I haven't even finished reading all the replies to this post but it's a good thing noone's home right now because I'm laughing histerically at every post! I needed a good laugh and you guys are the funniest bunch of people I've "heard" in a long time! Ok - now I'll go back and finish reading - but I haven't stopped laughing yet.

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MY COMPOST SMELLS LIKE ROTTING BUTT

Post  junequilt on 8/9/2010, 5:49 pm

Ah, nostalgia! While we're at it, can we have a chorus of "Yellow Submarine"?
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Re: My compost smells like rotting butt

Post  Ha-v-v on 8/9/2010, 6:21 pm

Ah, nostalgia! While we're at it, can we have a chorus of "Yellow Submarine"?

Thank you for this one !!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkhTA6MQ3BQ it wouldnt let me embed it though.
I love all this !!!!
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Post  camprn on 8/9/2010, 9:18 pm

What he is really saying is, "I'll whip that compost into shape"
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RE: cabbage butt compost...

Post  trustinhart on 8/10/2010, 2:24 am

We're showing our age here folks!!, but who cares??, some of us are old enough to get away with saying (singing) what we want and we don't care who hears

But just remember this, as seen on a tee-shirt: OLD AGE IS NOT FOR SISSIES!

All this nostalgia from a post about cabbage butt?!
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Post  chocolatepop on 8/10/2010, 2:51 am

@Wyldflower wrote:
@camprn wrote:Pete Seeger who put this to music is one of my Heros!

One of my heroes, too! Pete, who is 91, is still out there leading songs (his voice is going, but his spirit is strong). He still chops wood to heat his home in Beacon NY - oh, to have such energy! The words of the song, Turn Turn Turn, which Pete set to music in 1959, are from Ecclesiastes 3:1-8.

Did you know there is a movement afoot to nominate Pete for a Nobel Prize?

Haahaa, ironically we were just talking about this on a different forum I am on!

@camprn wrote:What he is really saying is, "I'll whip that compost into shape"

Oh, I've been whipping it, its not to late!
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Re: My compost smells like rotting butt

Post  Ha-v-v on 8/10/2010, 8:51 am

lololooolol Devo !!!!! whip it!! oh man !! I love it
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Hysterically Funny Stuff

Post  songstriss on 7/23/2012, 12:47 pm

Ok I was looking for answer to a problem when I happened on to this old post. I laughed so hard the tears were rolling. Watching those videos cracked me up, especially the "Whip it" one. Thanks for the laugh. rofl rofl darn funny
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Post  Kelejan on 7/23/2012, 2:27 pm

Thanks songstriss, it good to read some of the older threads that were before my time. Very Happy
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my compost smells like royying butt.

Post  Frenchbean on 7/23/2012, 2:46 pm

been there done that. You need to add as much dry stuff as you can get your hands on. Straw, thin twigs. You have toooooooo much water + smell. Oh boy I can smell it from here. Poor you. You ned to get some air in there to Shocked

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Post  Triciasgarden on 7/23/2012, 4:26 pm

Thank you all for making my day! Thank you Songstriss for bring this post to our attention! So funny and so telling our ages as you guys said! I am trying to not laugh my head off too much so my family doesn't have absolute proof of my mental status! rock on
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Re: My compost smells like rotting butt

Post  walshevak on 7/23/2012, 7:34 pm

I live among cabbage fields. Nothing like driving past a recently harvested cabbage field on a hot summer day. Blech!!!!!
Another reason to enjoy being in Kenya this summer.
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Re: My compost smells like rotting butt

Post  Pollinator on 7/24/2012, 12:28 am

In addition to more air and more "brown" compostables, you might try some crushed charcoal. This will absorb some of the noxious odors and hold them for slow release as nutrients to the growing plants later.
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Re: My compost smells like rotting butt

Post  camprn on 7/24/2012, 9:17 am

@Pollinator wrote:In addition to more air and more "brown" compostables, you might try some crushed charcoal. This will absorb some of the noxious odors and hold them for slow release as nutrients to the growing plants later.
Just a not, charcoal and charcoal briquettes are not the same thing.

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Post  songstriss on 7/24/2012, 1:36 pm

Where do you get this kind of charcoal?
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