Hi everyone. I've got about 100 cubic yard or so of old hay, cow manure mix that I piled up with my tractor from where I fed my cows over the winter. It has been composting down for a couple months now. I flip/stir it about once a month. When I do it's steamy and hot in the middle so I think it's cooking down nicely. My problem is that it is not practical for me to get enough browns to add to the pile to get a good balance of the needed carbons. I plan to keep turning it until next spring when I will move it to my garden and till it in. Will this imbalance hurt my garden?
Also I have about 5 acres of knee high grass/weeds that I plan to mow down and take my hay rake and windrow up. Then take my tractor and loader and push into another big pile to compost down. Is this a bad idea with virtually no browns to add to the mix? Sorry for the long winded first post. Thanks for your help.