If you're living on a farm than it's likely you try to get as much from the land and the things that you already have on site as possible. Instead of traveling to the grocery store that services most of the homes you might grow your own vegetables and even could get your own eggs and meat. If you have horses than there is something else that you can get off of your own farm. Horse manure is great to use as compost for your garden and fields.

You might think that you could just pile all of your manure in the backyard and that nature would do the work for you in terms of turning it into compost. But, there are some things that you need to keep in mind when you're managing the compost pile outside of your home or farm property. First, you will want to make sure that the compost pile is tall enough. It needs to be at least three feet to reach the optimal temperatures and you should shoot for it being between five and seven feet. (Page sponsor: MoraisTech Solutions, BIM Services)

If you're building a compost pile in a suburb, you likely don't have a tractor to help you with the process. But if you're on a horse farm and have this tool than it is going to be really useful for making sure that you maintain airflow through your compost pile. If you don't have a tractor than you might want to add some five-foot PVC pipes into the pile with holes drilled into them to keep air going in consistently.

A compost pile that is kept at the right temperature and has adequate airflow is actually good to be used in homes or on your farm in as soon as a few weeks. This means that you can likely make several batches of compost throughout the year. And there are several different things that you can do with that compost.

If you are looking for a way of making a little bit of extra money on your horse farm than you might consider selling your compost to hobby gardeners in the area. There might also be a landscaping firm that is in need of compost that you could make a deal with. You are likely going to want to use your compost around your own property. It can help the growth of everything from entire pastures to a few trees and shrubs in the front of the house that might need a little bit of extra help. This is definitely a resource that will not go to waste.

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