I have never composted before but have tried to do my research and read books and online sites to get the best information. I've built a sturdy tumbler at my work to use primarily for all the produce scraps created in the kitchen. Over a period of 2 months I've put 200lbs of material into the composter. Of that, about 18lbs was in the form of aspen shavings, newspaper, shredded paper, and dead leaves. The rest was fruits and veggies.
I feel like my materials have stalled in the biodegrading process. At first, everything seemed to break down quickly until I had a moist, brown homogeneous mess. And it's been like that for almost a month and it's been 2 months since I stopped putting new material in. I thought the moisture was too high so I let it sit with the lid off for a few days. It still drips a little "tea" out every day.
It might just be it needs more time but I'd like some opinions and other people's thoughts on it. The attached picture is the latest I've taken. I've tried to document it each week for research.