Yesterday I got a little excited and turned over two bays of the compost heap in one morning. It was a good workout for a chilly morning. I think in the future I will avoid the temptation of putting so many twigs from the garden into the heap as these impart too much structural integrity! (and also take too long to break down) There was definitely a bit of heat from both piles, especially in the first bay where some fast decomposition was occurring. If you watch closely in the video below you can see the billowing steam as I turn the pile 🙂
Now the second and third bays are full of compost in different stages and the first bay is once again filling up thanks to all of the buckets collected yesterday. In short, good progress!