Only a gardener would be looking forward to what grows out of a compost pile. . . OK well maybe a hungry possum would but I can tell you that I'm curious to see. what comes out of one of our compost piles down at the garden this spring. Several of our caring citizens have been bringing down compost weekly to the garden since October. Some of it I've been able to recognize as cantaloupe and squash but other things are unfamiliar to me but I can see they have seeds. All this pondering reminded me of Ruth Stout, the mulch queen. So, I decided to make a sign for this compost pile as a tribute to her.
The main rules for safe composting are 1. NO MEAT. 2. Preferably only raw vegetable scraps and fruit, not cooked--a little cardboard is OK.