Welp, I started my own compost bin! I am pretty excited about and have already read my first composting book. It's a little guy (maybe one foot tall and six inches wide), but just perfect for my learning pace... :) Some things I've already added are veggie and fruit leftovers, egg shells, lobster shells, grass, leaves, a little bit of dirt, some weeds, and coffee grounds. It's crazy how you'll be somewhere and think--man that would be awesome for my compost... haha!! We were driving down a main road and saw some horse manure and I told my husband I could jump out and get it...he thinks that's weird. I don't have any source of manure and the book I read talked about how important it is to have the manure to break down elements and make it a rich fertilizer for your vegetable garden or whatever, so I am hopefully that I soon come across a source of manure that would be easy to grab and go (and not be weird...)!