A couple weeks ago we brought in some “workers” to start turning the cows deep bedding. It is a job that only a select few truly love and were born to do. They are fascinating to watch work and sometimes just down right funny!
Let me tell you, these pigs are in hog heaven! They turn the bedding while looking for corn that we put down under every couple of layers of wood chips while bedding the cows. Joel likes to say that all pigs have a sign on their head that says, “will work for corn.” They certainly do. Work for corn, that is. With the pigs turning the compost that means that we don’t have to use any machinery in the process except for bringing the wood chips in and then taking the compost out when they are done. The pigs do all the work for us and while they are turning the bedding they don’t get any feed. Just the corn that they find.
The result is the sweetest smelling compost ever. Truly black gold.
How do you make your compost? Anyone else out there turning compost with pigs?