My MPP: I've been avoiding opening the door all day to keep the house warmer with less fuel, but now I'm cooking and I need to get to my compost heap with the scraps. Dilemma.
ETA: and our passive solar heat isn't working because we haven't seem the sun in several days,
Take a small bin with a lid in the kitchen for the scraps and empty it outside once or twice a week.
Doesn't your solar heat work with solar panels? I thought these panels worked also with cloudy weather, as long as there is daylight.
Keep the compost heap in the house and reap the thermal rewards of decomposition
Ooh...ooh... how can I increase the thermal mass of my indoor compost bin?
Okay, guys, dogs. Sneaky big ones. I cannot compost in the house even if I had magic no-smell compost; I must do it outside their fence.
However, if it makes you feel better, the tomatoes I had growing next to the compost survived the first two light freezes, no doubt in part because of the microclimate from our southern espxoosure but surely also partly due to the heat from the compost (and the general health that results from growing so close to the heap likely didn't hurt).
And for Linda: yes passive solar heat, no panels. High thermal mass, southern exposure only (rest of the house is earth sheltered), lots and lots of heat gain from the sun through our southern wall of mostly windows in winter most of the time. But not the last few days. Which is frustrating since today will be the very best angle for getting the most of our solar heat all year, and what do we have? Freezing fog.
So today's MPP: freezing fog.