Did you know giant tumbling composters produce a disgusting brown liquid known by the innocuous title "compost tea"? (Genius rebranding, by the way.) Yeah, me too. I mean, I kind of knew it, in a theoretical sort of way, but I didn't really KNOW it until my white dogs came in the house yesterday with perplexing drip lines of brown noxiousness all over their heads. And just their heads. Like they had found a sewage spill and managed to have it just... sort of... drip... on their head. WTH?
Well, after some observation of the poodles, I'll tell you what the hell. It turns out compost tea isn't just delicious for your house plants, it's also tantalizing to the family pets. So they stood under the drip spot and alternately licked the grass (hence the drips on the head), and licked the composter (hence their need for an emergency trip outside in the middle of the night.)
So the composters that bragged that they collected the compost tea - yeah, those are sounding better.