How We Make It & How To Get It

At Whimsy Brook Farm, we have always composted our manure. In fact, we have the first DEEP approved uncovered horse manure compost facility in the State of Connecticut. We rotate the compost from bin to bin as the manure and shavings decompose into an incredibly nutritious soil conditioner/mulch. Horse manure is very hot and initially composts at over 180 degrees, killing all weed seeds and harmful bacteria. In fact, it is so hot that if not sufficiently damp, it can spontaneously combust! Once the first cycle is finished and the compost cools to 150 degrees, we cover the compost with compost fleece so nutrients will not leach out but air can get in.

MulchWhy use expensive, dyed, shredded, wood mulch or bark products that just leach the nitrogen out of your soil and starve your plants? Instead use our very affordable, exceptionally nutritious mulch and compost to make your landscape plants cozy and weed-free, and your flower and vegetable gardens amazing!

You can either pick up your compost at the Farm, or we can arrange to have it delivered for an additional charge. If you are an early bird, your compost just might come stocked with earthworms! Just call us ahead of time at (203) 938-3760 so we will be on hand to load your truck.