metal, sturdy, six of them, 5 ft long. At Lowe’s or Home Depot for about $5
Sledge hammer. For pounding in the posts.
Chicken wire, 25-foot roll, 3 feet
wide, about $8.
Topsoil, 40-lb bags,
six to eight. A little more than a dollar each at WalMart, Lowe’s or Home Depot when on sale.
these to throw onto the kitchen wastes. Later, we’ll have enough compost
to not need to buy dirt again.
5. Tie straps or anything similar to secure the chicken wire to the posts. Steel wire isn't bad, just a little harder to work with than plastic tie straps, and can poke us if not bent back.
6. A shovel. If it has a fiberglass handle, it can be left at the compost bin. Here's an example: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Ames-46-5-in-Fiberglass-Handle-Digging-Shovel-with-Comfort-Step-25332100/204476046next: Building the bins