Memorial Day weekend seems to be the usual time when time and weather align for me to get the compost pile cleaned up.
All my life I’ve been a “burning daylight” kind of guy. If I wasn’t outside working by 8:30 -9:00 am , I’d feel like I’d wasted my day.
Not so much now.
Didn’t get outside until after 10:30.
I knocked the pile down the day before and raked it around to get it to dry out. Wet is no good !!
Same set up as usual, I made that sifter close to 25 years ago and it’s starting to show a little wear. Every year I had to either add a few more staples of tap the old staples down.
Maybe an 90 minutes of work. I don’t work too fast any more.
The pile on the tarp will get reprocessed.
I got one wheelbarrow full and three five gallon buckets.
My wife asked, “Is that all we get from our yard?”
“That’s all I want to do !!”
I used to mulch and shred everything in the yard but that’s way more work than I want to do.
Pretty much cleaned up. There is still a little bit of wet stuff that I will rake down.
A comparison from fall of 2019. My neighbor had a garage built that summer and had a whole bunch of 2×6’s about 40 inches long that worked well for making a neater area for the composting.