In my last post I was in the middle of moving around 9 yards of soil and compost that had arrived on Thursday morning, with 30 centimeters of snow forecast for Friday night.
Talk about a deadline.
I worked from after work until 11:00 Thursday and again until 12:00 on Friday. It gets dark here early now, so most of this was in the dark, and in fact the first night I wasn't sure which was soil and which was compost and ended up spreading soil where I wanted compost! It won't be the end of the world, but once I tried the pile of compost I learned that there is an easy way to tell.
The compost does not stink, but it does smell like, well, like it is composting.
Oh yes it was also much heavier than the 4-way mix soil and it steamed when I dug down into its guts. So next time there will be no mistaking it.
And this is what we had on the ground by the end of the weekend -- 30 centimeters as promised!
And it will stay now until spring, so it was definitely worth the overtime so my neighbours don't have to stare at a big pile of frozen compost on my lawn all winter.
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