Today I spent some time tearing up the cardboard boxes my new bed arrived in to add some badly needed carbon to my compost bin. It’s a project I’d been putting off while my work schedule was extra busy. The weather was beautiful today, so I pulled them out of the closet I had tucked them into, went down to the small garden under my kitchen where my compost bin lives, and sat ripping them into little bits. It was meditative work that I was happy to do on a low stress Sunday. I’ve been working to balance the carbon to nitrogen ratio in my compost. Food scraps from my kitchen are added almost everyday so there’s usually excess nitrogen. All that cardboard will help keep the fruit flies at bay.