Like many of you guys here on the porch, I pile my manure winter and summer. I pushed up the pile tonight from countless wheelbarrows of horse and hog manure. The pile can be seen with snow on it, but the steam was rolling out as I pushed into it. I turn it some as I add fresh material to what is already cooking. It is amazing that even in winter, the pile is working steady.
Klaus told me that he increases the fertility of his place with compost. I have done it that way for years too. Hats off to those of you who "Pile on the benefits!"