***while doing a happy dance***
It's steamin', it's steamin', IT'S STEAMING!!!
For the last couple years we've been dumping yard waste in a pallet compost area; wood chips, grass, leaves, etc., but I never really paid much attention to watering it. It breaks down, but very sloooowly. Two days ago I was perusing this forum and soaking up lots of great information. I woke up yesterday morning thinking about my compost bin So I went out there and bit by bit I turned it all and wet it down. A few minutes ago I was out there and I poked it a few times with a stick, then peeled back the top layer just a wee bit. It was freakin steaming!!! lol How exciting! Of course, my two boys are taking massive amounts of credit, as it HAD to be their contributions (they've been peeing on it ) that got things moving along.
We've been putting kitchen scraps in another bin a bit closer to the house, but I think now that I have the keys to moving things along faster I'll combine them.