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I saved everything I could add to the compost pile last year. I even accepted goodies from my neighbor. I turned the pile repeatedly. I added nutrients to it daily. I moved it. I did everything I could think of to encourage the pile to decompose. The end result was a total fail. Last year the Sun destroyed my gardens and yard. My water bill was so high that they called me to see if I had a major leak. Nope, this West Texas ground just sucks up any moisture. So, here I am spreading the compost pile on the bare spots and wetting it down. Now our West Texas winds are blowing the debris all over the yard.They said to start a Covid Lock Down Garden, and I did. Oh, boy. That was a waste. My thinking this year is to go through the motions of setting up the gardens again, but not actually planting the seeds, and just pretending to water the gardens. I'd still get the needed exercise, but at less expense. I can spend that money on buying produce and dehydrating again.