Okay, so most of you that know me, know that I over-research things. I read every book, every blog post, talk to every expert and generally spend more time learning of a thing instead of actually DOING the thing.
The current thing I am spending WAY too much time researching instead of doing right now? Composting.
Sure, sure, sure, I have a bin that I use to store goat poop from my mini goats, and I use the poop to fertilize the garden soil I bought at a landscaping store to fill my raised garden beds. But when it comes to the art (or is a science?) of composting kitchen scraps, household waste and organic matter from the home? I have yet to start myself a household compost bin! *collective gasp*
I have drawn up blueprints for my compost bin. I own all the material to MAKE the bin. I know exactly where its going to go in my back yard. I even have the kitchen waste to outside bin route all picked out and sorted! But what worries me is.. will this even work? No, not the bin, I know I can build THAT.. but the actual composting process itself!
I have this vague notion that if I set my hand to something, the laws of nature will somehow stop operating as designed and will fail me. I keep fretting over proper bacterial ratios and proper formulas for maximum turn around time. So I did what I always do when doubt creeps in.. I started researching! I needed to know how composting was done in the old days, because if some cave dweller can compost, I sure as heck should be able to. So I researched the history of composting.. and realized, I am fussing over absolutely nothing. Really!