This week Erik bought a shiny new kitchen compost keeper to help us store the mess out of sight. Now why didn't I think of this? It's a stainless steel one gallon tin that's perfect for storing kitchen scraps until you're ready to dump the whole thing in the big compost pile. It even has a charcoal filter to keep odors in check, but hopefully I won't keep anything in there too long.
If you haven't tried composting, it helps to understand the process to get the best results, but it is definitely not complicated. Read up on the basics and figure out what works best for your lifestyle and climate. Kellan loves the worm compost bin, or vermicomposter, my brother-in-law built for his house. While our plastic compost bin isn't as exciting as the one with worms, it's never too early to get your kids interested in recycling and reusing. Composting is the ultimate way to put back what came out of the Earth.