Composting...who does it?
I found a great way to turn my pile. I bought a Sears weedeater that takes multiple attachment and bought an MTD tiller attachment from Menards and man does that thing chew up the pile. SOOOOO much easy than turning it with a fork. I will post a video of it this spring.
I also made my own sifting screen that fits my garden wagon. I just place the screen over the wagon and put in the finished compost and sift away. Whatever does not fall thru the meshing is tossed back on the pile to finish composting. This also ensures that no rocks or metals make it into the compost. Nothing beats the smell of freshly sifted compost. come on spring!
For years I just buried the kitchen garbage between the rows in the garden and the following year just moved all the rows into the composted area.
Now I have most of my garden in raised beds so I have a big compost pile that rarely gets turned.
I did get a truck load of wood chips and am saving all my big boxes and dumping the chips on the cardboard boxes between the rows. Keeps the weeds down between the rows and it has to help keep moisture in the ground.
Remote boat launches,remote roadsides,hunting area access points,where-ever.
just kidding. I bring it to work and toss it in a truck with wood chips.
I keep whatever has turned into "dirt"
Also,once a year I get a trailer load of compost from a local municipality. It breaks down so much better when it's in a huge pile turned occasionally with a front end loader. That stuff looks like topsoil.