Friday, May 22, 2009

Undulating Compost Bin

"O Lord, how manifold are your works!
In wisdom you have made them all;
the earth is full of your creatures...
creeping things innumerable,
living things both great and small.
" -- Psalm 104:24f

(this photo is not my hand! go to the blacksoldierflyblog for more info on these critters)

Well friends, as a good USA Midwesterner, of the first things I did upon arriving in Hong Kong four months ago was to establish a compost bin. Since we are blessed with one of the very few private yards in the city, (I'm talking maybe just dozens of homes with actual yards in this city of 7 million) I thought that composting was the least we could do, to be good stewards of this bit of God's creation.

Just this week I noticed some curious activity going on in the compost bin. We have been invaded by maggots! After much concern, thorough research and some anxious moments, I discovered the following article. Warning, this is not for the faint of heart. If you really are not interested in the fine art of composting, please do not follow any further.

with much wonder at "Mother Nature", and the Great God who created us all,


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