Four days ago, I took all the leaves piled out back , added bass wood
saw dust, mixed in a bunch of dried molasses, and dumped a 1 to 5 ratio
of "tinkle" in hot water on to the pile...This morning, the pile seemed
to have diminished in size.. Took a ground thermometer , pushed it in to
about a foot. The temp is at 44oC. or 110 o F .. Seems to be cooking.
My question is , should I fluff it up a bit with a hay fork, or just let
the pile cook...I duplicate carvings and this is the greenest way
possible of getting rid of the saw dust...The soil bacteria just love
the wood, as do earth worms. I had an "authority" on composting come
over some years ago when I was rendering just the wood. He scooped up a
double handful, dropped it, and said he had never seen such a
concentration of worms.. I understand if the pile gets too hot, it goes
out. Any advice?