Wow, it's so cool. I get so excited. Am I really that weird? My partner thinks so
So what, I went out in the pouring rain to turn my heap - didn't want all the nutrients to leach out beneath it. Figured I'd 'catch them' at the bottom and put em back on top
okay, so may be that was just an excuse to turn it in the pouring rain, but then the highlight of my day - while turning this fabulous pile of hay and grass clippings and not much else, I saw a white powdery cloud. Hmm...odd, I thought. May be it's from that white stuff on the grass in the pile... and so I kept turning...and seeing this white cloud. DUH! It finally hit me (about the same time the heat did when the breeze changed course) STEAM! It was steaming!
I was almost excited enough to do a jig. Okay, so it was my first steamy compost experience. Sue me (ya won't get much). I went and got herself and got her an umbrella so she would come watch me turn another pitchfork full of gold. To say she isn't quite as excited as I am about compost is an understatment...but she watched a few minutes, acknowledged (uh-huh) the steam, until the ammonia smell hit her and she high tailed it back to the house. Fooey. Spoil sport. Anyway, you guys undersatnd, dontcha? That was this afternoon, and I'm still psyched about it. What happened to this NY city girl?
Who woulda thunk!