I raked the whole yard I had a pile of leaves 5ft deep 5 ft wide, 20 ft long. After 2 years of composting I had two 5 gallon buckets of compost. It seems like a waste of time for such a small amount of compost.
One year I put 1 year old leaf compost in the garden all the plants turned yellow. I had to feed the plants lots of nitrogen all summer. I discovered the best way to make leaf compost in 1 year is mix in a lot of nitrogen during the compost process.
I got a pickup truck load of cow manure one year it was basically a truck load of weed seeds. It caused me the worse problem with weeds I ever had. Compost was fine but it was totally composted away after the first summer.
I hauled a pickup truck load of rabbit manure one year that stuff was easy to deal with. But it composted away to absolutely nothing very fast. I couldn't tell it had much compost value.
I got a truck load of horse manure one year. It was a problem to deal with and there were no weed seeds like I had with cow manure. It had to compost 1 year before I could use it then the volume was only about two 5 gallon buckets of compost. A lot of work for nothing.
For the past several years I have bought 4 or 5 bales of 3.8 cu ft peat mose and tilled it into the whole garden. I'm not sure this has much compost value but it sure does make the dirt easy to work.
This year I am going to buy composted cow manure in bags. $3 per 50 lb bag is an ok price. I used bag cow manure many years ago it worked pretty good. This year I will put this in each hole and use Legumes Nitrogen Fixation for the beans.