|Compost Pile, about 3 weeks old|
Last month I shortly wrote about a HOT COMPOST PILE I built from manure and straw from a friend's cattle farm. Here, the pile is about 3 weeks old and it has been turned twice. Each time it is turned, it heats up to a lesser extent than the time before. When it doesn't heat up anymore after turning it, it's "done." I still like to leave it be for quite a while and let it further break down into a more finished product. Turning it certainly speeds up the process though and I enjoy the work. Added to the new beds I'm working on for next spring, this pile will be a great addition to my soil.