I built a compost heap today.
We regularly leave our trailer at a stable. They have many horses on the property and need to clear the waste. We take down our empty trailer, they shovel manure and sawdust (which they use on the stable floors) into it, and a couple of days later I pick up my full load. Sometimes I spread it on paddocks straight from the back of the trailer but other times, like today, I use it for a compost heap.
I shoveled out heaps of the manure, added a layer of soiled hay from Daisy's pen, watered it down until the hay was moist and then shoveled another thick layer of manure. I like making compost at this time of year because the manure is moist and the hay is too in some places so I don't use as much water to create a pile as I would in summer. I continued with my layers until there was no manure left in the trailer and then covered the whole pile with a generous layer of the bedding hay. It serves to keep the rain from entering the pile and leaching the nutrients.