Each year we pile the sheep manure and straw bedding in a huge pile. Once a month I take the tractor bucket and stir the golden mixture. In the cold weather you can see the steam rising as the bacteria digests the organic material. By spring the pile is one fifth of it’s original size and ready to spread on the garden. Not only does it provide valuable nitrogen to the garden but it also improves the soil characteristics preventing compaction and improving drainage. Everyone can start a small compost pile using all the vegetable and fruit remains you throw out. Why put it in a landfill something as valuable as compost.