All winter long my husband and I, well primarily my husband has been making the trek from our kitchen, out the back door, and across our backyard to the compost pile with our weekly collection of compostable kitchen scraps. What started out as a modest compost pile has morphed into a considerably large collection of grass clippings, garden waste, food scraps, and leaves. We started composting in order to reduce the amount of garbage we were generating, which in turn not only helped reduce our footprint, but reduced our waste removal bill as well. And what started out as a “yuk” factor for my grandson, has now turned into a lesson in natural “recycling”. He especially loves to see the giant earthworms that reside in our compost pile. It’s suggested in composting that you keep a ratio of “two parts brown to one part green”, but composting doesn’t have to be an exact science. If you haven’t started a compost pile for fear you won’t get the balance just right, stop worrying and go ahead and get that compost pile started. Greens to browns, browns, to greens - as long as they are all piled up together into one nice conglomeration, you’ll still get compost.