If you can't remember the last time you turned your compost pile - it's probably been too long!
I admit it - I'm a lazy organic gardener. I don't turn my compost pile very often - it might take longer to compost down, but it gets there eventually.
So, I find myself unexpectedly unemployed and decide to get some garden work done - but there is no room in either of my compost bins for any more plants. What's a gal to do, but get out there and turn it and clean it out. I was so surprised to find that there was a reason the level didn't seem to be going down any more - it was all finished compost except for the very top layer!
When I started I had two over flowing compost bins. When I finished I had one totally empty bin and one that was less than half full! I have room for all of the fall clean up that will be coming! And a lot of compost to put on my garden. Andy tells me that I have 22 buckets of compost - I didn't go behind him and count them myself, but math is a strength of his, so I'll believe him.
Look at all that wonderful compost!