Ok, so the photo does not look like much but when we got that amazing spring snap of weather at the first part of feb, we got busy and cleaned out over 3/4 of Girls huge loose stall’s deep winter pack, leaving her bed area still in the deep pack method so that she still had a nice naturally warm and thick sleeping area.
What you see above is in fact a eight feet long, four feet wide and over three feet deep wonderful mix of cow/bedding, in the middle I added in some fowl dropping/bedding with two more layers of cow.. a number of buckets of warm water have been poured on top, and its been hard at work, the steam has been rising off of it and it has dropped by about a foot already in height..
Its now covered in snow, as it looks like march is coming in like a lion 🙂 but i have no doubt at all that under that snow covering, that deep in that pack, its still chugging away, once we get to above 0 temps again, i will turn it, added another couple buckets of water and let it go again.
While I do have worm bins under the rabbit hutches, the above compost is to hot right now for me to add any to it yet, but once it gets turned twice more and cools off, I will make a couple small holes and adding a few hundred worms to it. Its always amazing to me just how fast the worms reproduce when given the right conditions. When I am working in my gardens, I like to count the worms in a singe turn over to get a idea of just how healthy my soil is..
I also started a older compost pile that is being prepped for growing mushrooms in it, its coming along nicely, and I am looking forward to a early flush of mushrooms for the house, I have high hopes for the logs we did up last year, here is hoping for many pds of oyster mushrooms out of those logs for the next three to five years.