Mudcat Café message #4081410 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #4081410
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
30-Nov-20 - 10:11 AM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Oh dear. The "old letters" question. I'm horrible about keeping them also, there are several bins around, though in recent years I have gotten better at tossing the cards with little or no message once I'm sure I have the address.

As a writer, I keep thinking that one day some of those letters will serve as reminders of things I want to flesh out. Most likely fiction that is loosely based upon events lived through. I should probably go through those bins and start tossing also.

I use a 20 gallon Behrens "composter" that was made as a burning barrel but is labeled composter because not all communities allow burning. I wait until after a rain (such as we had this weekend) then I put a couple of bricks in the bottom to support the paper placed in a vertical position and propped on each side (bookends) with more bricks. It burns better this way. And there is a water bucket and shovel sitting next to it. Always burn with the lid on. The resulting ash is tossed into the compost heap and I don't have to clean the fireplace.