I make compost and it's so easy, it's almost sinful. In the fall when the leaves are falling, I mulch tons of leaves with the riding mower. I put them in barrels, boxes, old large plastic pots and some just dumped in piles on the ground. Sprinkle a bit of Blood meal, Bone meal and Wood ash over them and let them sit for a year or more. In the end, there is the most beautiful crumbly leaf mold compost ready for use. Very little work, no turning, no odors and never bothered by animals. If ya want the compost to be more broken down, simply leave it in the container longer and it will get almost as fine a dirt after a time. Don't work so hard for compost, let nature do it for you.