Companion Composting

  • Woodsman

    May 12, 2023 at 9:18 pm

    You can add several dead mice and / or moles, buy some beaver tail oil, and add just a bit, if you fry fish add some of that used oil. Grind and mix into a pate form and let taint. You just made bait. Beware you will have no HOA, but D O G’s of the Wild kind as well as man’s best friend. That is just the start of the many visitors.

    What is even easier is to purchase 100% real Skunk oil. Yes hunters actually wear it. Still, no trespassing signs are a must an of course camera’s.

    Finally, what the hell were you thinking when buying into an HOA? Before you do anything…. If you are not sure ….be certain the HOA did disband. Many will and sometimes someone will attempt to convince othed it still exist for easy money. Do yourself a favor …. Get out ASAP!

    • Mike

      May 12, 2023 at 9:54 pm

      The world wasn’t ending 10 years ago when we moved here. Believe me, we are making every effort to ditch Texas Suburbia. Plans are in the works for raw land to hide on in the mountains somewhere. Thanks for the advice, though.

      • Woodsman

        May 12, 2023 at 10:00 pm

        Good luck, hope it happens for you!👍🇺🇸

  • Yankeeredneck

    May 12, 2023 at 10:19 pm

    Give a couple fillets and tell them to mind their business. If that doesn’t work go with what the woodsman said 😂

  • Squeeze

    May 12, 2023 at 10:50 pm

    lots of lime on them gets rid of the smell, and degrades it faster, bury it at least a few inches

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 1 month ago by  Squeeze.
  • MartHale7

    May 13, 2023 at 3:19 am

    When I came to Florida, I asked the real estate agent if I could search for homes that were NOT HOA….. So I went looking. I found a home that matched all of what I wanted and there was an old tractor left out in the field next door. That was perfect for me. 🙂

  • EvW

    May 13, 2023 at 2:26 pm

    Bury ’em deep and cover with lime!

  • HoneysGarden

    May 14, 2023 at 6:24 pm

    I didn’t use all the fish we cleaned two summers ago . . . but I’d take a catfish carcass, dig a 2-foot deep hole with a posthole digger, and put it in the bottom. Add some dirt, various fertilizers, more dirt, my tomato, and fill the hole. Never any smell – and the only thing I found last summer was a stray vertebra!

  • Unknown Member

    June 13, 2023 at 8:17 pm

    I do both burial in the new garden areas being established for next year (grocery row basically, even though we have been doing it for 7 years!) OR get a couple 25gal barrels (or whatever size works for you) and put ALL the innards/heads in the barrel for a year (this will not smell nice) and keep adding through the year. Keep it from spilling!!! Next year it is fish fertilizer. use the other barrel that year as the collection barrel. I like the bigger barrels because the bung is big enough to accept the heads except catfish which have to get macheted to fit.

    Commercial fish fertilizer they add sulfuric acid. I don’t. Its not as liquid, some bones remain. I would think a strong acid might help.

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