“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”

Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution

Friday's Food For Thought... What Goes In, Must Come Out!

 One of my most favorite additions to the farm has been our outhouse by the barn that was built with a composting toilet.

And though I realize that there is little or no way that most of us can change the way we deal with our human waste... I am going to tell you about our lovely outhouse on the off chance that perhaps you might be considering farm life, or country life, or even off-grid living.

Because our barn is a quarter mile from our house, it is inconvenient to have to run back to the house when "nature calls".  Those of you who have a farm, or a stable, will understand just how inconvenient this can be.  And many of you will agree that you can find creative ways of relieving oneself in the privacy of your own barn.  I am sure I am not the only one who has used a muck bucket for this purpose.  Dr. Becky and I had, at one point, considered inventing a device, a toilet seat,  that would sit atop one's muck bucket.  Instead, I decided that what we really needed was an outhouse with a composting toilet.

Now, for you city folk - the thought of not using modern flush toilets and the idea of composting or "compoosting" one's own waste might seem a horrible idea.  But let's examine...


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