Today was spent transporting leaves from the big pile out front to one of the new compost bins. I layered it (at least 20 layers) with shredded leaves, dry dog food, and grass clippings. I use a watering can to add moisture to the pile as I go - it's alot of work, but works very well. The dog food was given to me by a friend, and is an excellent source of nitrogen. Only thing is - Jude pretty much gets in the way the entire time (as can be expected).
Gosh I have alot of leaves......I'm sick of seeing leaves right now. But - it takes alot, ya know? As of today, I have got 2 of the 6 bins completely filled - packed even. Perhaps my gathering of grass clippings throughout the summer was a little too much, because there's no way i'll use them all this year. Oh well.....i'll be able to cook another batch next summer, I guess.
I had even thought about selling some of my finished compost next year - but in reality, it's not worth much on the market. I guess I can barter with it, though. Bartering is good! Finished compost is priceless, when getting a garden ready for the spring.
Well, I guess that's it for now. It's really late!
Take care, and happy gardening.