Amongst the many forms of composting that I use, the most frequent comes out of our Bokashi bin. Because this system is anaerobic and takes everything - dairy, meat, onions, for instance - I need to be sure it is completely out of Penny's reach until it has decomposed completely. (I never put chocolate in it, because I think even when decomposed, chocolate might still be dangerous - but then again, there's never a skerrick of chocolate left over in our house.)
For seven years, then, the front garden has been enriched by Bokashi compost but not the back yard. But our back garden is the main fruit and vegie growing spot, so I've devised a system to keep Penny out of danger.
First, I obtained - legally! - a bakery delivery tray.
I measure the area of the tray and dig a hole in the ground to match, about 10 centimetres (4 inches) deep. This is less depth than I'm supposed to, but I have a disk problem in my back, and that's all I can dig.
I collect the dug out soil in bins, or even an old cardboard box.
Most important step! Close the gate so Penny can't come out to see what I'm doing...
...because now I'm about to spread out the dee-li-cious compost. (In a Bokashi system, the ingredients get pickled, rather than actually breaking down into soil at this stage.)
I aim to keep the 'stuff' towards the centre of the hole, in case Penny later digs around the edges.
Then cover it all by replacing the previously removed soil.
And this is the point where I learned my lesson many years ago, because Penny moseyed outside and dug up the compost, which I didn't learn about until she started vomiting.
So, now I cover it with the bakery tray and put a heavy paver on top.
And who's that in the distance having a look at what I was doing? Yep, Penny! Another household member came out to hang out the washing, and Penny appeared.
So now I'll keep an eye on the spot and make sure there's no disturbance around the edges.
Here's a photo of the last place I successfully buried the Bokashi. I've made a fence around the area to be quite, quite sure it's out of Penny's reach until plants have covered it completely.