Screening Compost

Joshua went to turn the compost the other day and discovered that another batch was ready to be screened. He shoveled it all out onto a tarp so it could dry. Last time I screened compost I learned that it goes much faster when the compost is dry. When I first started trying to work wet compost through the screen, it clumped up terribly and was really slow going.

Once this batch dried out, we shoveled it up to the screen which was laid over a large trash can:

And then worked the compost through the screen:

Dylan was fascinated the whole time, of course: