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I continue to enjoy with fascination how much heat is created by the microorganisms in our compost pile, especially when the outside air temperature drops to double digits below zero (F). I took a picture of the thermometer reading on Saturday morning when the polar vortex had us in a deep freeze.

DSCN4439eOur sh*t is cookin’!

That pile consists primarily of what has been cleaned from the barn stalls.

We are also collecting manure in the paddocks and piling it in several spots out there. Although I attempted to swiftly establish healthy sized piles, hoping I could get them to also start cooking, they are all frozen solid.

I’ll be experimenting to see how long it takes for me to bring ’em to life as winter wanes.

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Written by johnwhays

February 16, 2016 at 7:00 am

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