I use my Vitamix nearly everyday… but not the way most people use it. I do occasionally make a smoothie with it, but I am dead crazy about it for making compost tea, or sludge as the case in this mornings batch.
I keep a container by my kitchen sink that I toss in things like tea bags, onion skins, asparagus ends, etc. Each morning, I fill my Vitamix with the kitchen scraps, fill it with water, and pulverize it.
This morning’s batch has 3 overripe bananas (we don’t much care for banana bread around here), egg shells, a tea bag, some onion ends and skins, the skin and seeds from an acorn squash and the skin from a baked potato, and some asparagus ends. That pretty much filled the container, and I added water to fill it to the top.
It actually smells amazing! But no I didn’t taste it! Each morning I pour that in my garden beds. The worms appreciate it. My plants appreciate it. I have no compost pile anymore (although that will change once we start farming again and have barn manure and bedding to compost).
I’m taking Cosmo in for his annual vaccinations today, so I imagine he’s going to be a bit crabby today. Then, I might actually do some sewing, I haven’t touched anything for a couple of months I think!