My Earthmaker arrived a day early! I am so excited because this means I can start composting right away instead of having to wait until next weekend.
I was able to carry the box by myself into the back patio to set it up. It arrived shortly before dinner, so I patiently awaited until after dinner to try to put it together. My poor, dear husband had to work today and came home with a bad sinus headache. This gave me the opportunity to try to build the thing myself as he went to bed early.
It was actually fairly easy. An extra pair of hands might come in handy to thread the connector strips to the sides, but other than that it was straightforward. The only tool I needed was the box cutter to open the box.
I worked hard this morning clearing a space in the patio and gathering dead leaves for composting. My bamboo bucket of food scraps was full and I had another bowl ready to go, as well.
Now I will just keep adding organic waste and will hopefully be on my way to compost within a few months. We’ve had record breaking heat, so hopefully I have the right mix of ‘browns’ and ‘greens’ so that the odor is manageable. Wish me luck!