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Here's my 2 five gallon bucket Ruth Stout submission
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Area 1 for scraps
Area 1 for scraps
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Prepped for scraps
Prepped for scraps
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Bucket of scraps
Bucket of scraps
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Scraps in ground
Scraps in ground
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Covered back up
Covered back up
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Area 2
Area 2
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Area prepped
Area prepped
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Second bucket of scraps
Second bucket of scraps
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In the ground
In the ground
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Covered back up
Covered back up
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2 bucket of 5gallons from my canning bb and a corn roast.
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Buck3ts near the first hole
Buck3ts near the first hole
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Empty bucket
Empty bucket
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Replacing mulch
Replacing mulch
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Second bucket
Second bucket
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Mulch replaced
Mulch replaced
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So for this BB I need to do some explaining. I attempted this with the 5 gallon bucket, however I live alone and could not produce enough organic material before it turned into mush. I believe that as a single person, even one who eats from home almost every night, I needed to reduce the size and repetitions of my compost bucket as filling 2 5 gallon buckets by person is not feasible.

So for this BB I used a roughly 1.25 gallon container as my compost bin. I had to do 12 repetitions of this BB in order to make the 10 gallon quota. The reason I did 12 is because the first two fill ups I had were only about .75 gallons full and I wanted to make sure I got this bb covered.  I had two mint plants that I used as the two spots to compost and cover. I apologize in advance for the massive amount of pictures. In an effort to avoid a colossal amount of pics, I will be adding only a few to show the two spots where everything was dumped and covered. I have more photos of stuff covered/ uncovered that I can add if needed.
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#1 (about .75 gallons)
#1 (about .75 gallons)
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# 2 (about .75 gallons/ running total 1.50 gallons)
# 2 (about .75 gallons/ running total 1.50 gallons)
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#3 ( 1.25 gallons/ running total 2.75 gallons)
#3 ( 1.25 gallons/ running total 2.75 gallons)
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#4 (1.25 gallons/ total 4 gallons)
#4 (1.25 gallons/ total 4 gallons)
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#5 (1 gallons/ total 5 gallons)
#5 (1 gallons/ total 5 gallons)
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#6 (1.25 gallons/ total 6.25 gallons)
#6 (1.25 gallons/ total 6.25 gallons)
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#7 (1.25 gallons/ total 7.50 gallons)
#7 (1.25 gallons/ total 7.50 gallons)
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#8 (1 gallon/ total 8.5 gallons)
#8 (1 gallon/ total 8.5 gallons)
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#9 (1 gallon/ total 9.5 gallons)
#9 (1 gallon/ total 9.5 gallons)
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#10 (1 gallon/ total 10.5 gallons)
#10 (1 gallon/ total 10.5 gallons)
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#11 bonus (1 gallon/ total 11.5 gallons)
#11 bonus (1 gallon/ total 11.5 gallons)
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#12 bonus (1.25 gallons/ 12.75 gallons)
#12 bonus (1.25 gallons/ 12.75 gallons)
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Spot #1 hole
Spot #1 hole
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Spot # 1 covered
Spot # 1 covered
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Spot # 2 hole
Spot # 2 hole
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Spot #2 covered
Spot #2 covered
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Spot #1 final dump
Spot #1 final dump
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Spot #1 final cover
Spot #1 final cover
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I did this Ruth Stout style composting project at Wheaton Labs when I was there for SKIP camp in July 2022.

I put the compost in the mulched hugel beds around the Fisher Price house with compost from the metal buckets in the kitchen and classroom area. They are 3-gallon buckets, so it took nearly 3 and a half buckets to get to the full 10 gallons.

Note: I'm a bit frustrated with the pictures, because the way the buckets flare out, a picture taken from directly above exaggerates how much space there is from the top of the contents to the rim of the bucket. In other words, they were a bit fuller than they look. Three of them were basically full--not to overflowing, but as near to the rim as reasonable--and one of them was a little over half full.

Here are my photos of each bucket with the hole in the mulch where I'll put the compost, followed by the empty bucket and the mulch mounded back over the compost I'd added.

Many thanks!
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 1. 2.5 gallons - mostly pulp from carrots, collards greens, apples, and cellery.
 2. 2.5 gallons - mostly beet stems and bad leaves from canning.
 3. 5 gallons - mostly apple scraps, carrot pulp, and garlic peelings.
 - mulch came from grass clippings before the lawn went to seed this summer.

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forgot the empty bucket - but I do have a picture of the pulp that I put under the mulch.
forgot the empty bucket - but I do have a picture of the pulp that I put under the mulch.
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2.5 gallons worth up scrapes
2.5 gallons worth up scrapes
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2.5 gallons worth up scrapes
2.5 gallons worth up scrapes
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5 gallons of scrapes
5 gallons of scrapes
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Other half of my bb submission ( couldn't edit my original post to add it)
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5 gallon bucket full and dump site
5 gallon bucket full and dump site
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Empty bucket (had to scrape of mulch cause I buried it before taking pic)
Empty bucket (had to scrape of mulch cause I buried it before taking pic)
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Completely covered over
Completely covered over
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I have a total of 3 pails and 2 holes and the pictures are labeled to the bulleted list:

1) it's in a 10 gallon container with an estimate of 8 gallons

2) the 10 gallon container has an estimate of 4 gallons AND another pail of an estimate of 2 gallons

For a total estimate of 14 gallons
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the 10 gallon container next to a #1 pot for reference
the 10 gallon container next to a #1 pot for reference
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