My husband and I carefully compost all of our vegetable scraps, rarely using the garbage disposal or putting extra burden on our septic tank. Before we moved to the island, I never composted, simply flushing waste matter down the drain for the garbage disposal. Here there is no soil, only sand. The compost we generate is rich in the nutrients my plants and garden require. What an efficient world you’ve created for us, dear Lord! What we waste is not really wasted, but now used to help produce what we need. I thank you for the bounty of this earth and for the bounty that bounty produces, again and again. Surely your love for us is manifested even in this simple, earthy gift. Amen.