OK, FINALLY I found some good manure that I can use for compost and the supply is basically endless. A few questions... When I use the manure, I can get both dry or wet. I will use dry for now as a topdress, do I want to use dry or wet for my compost? What ratio do I want to mix it? Manure vs wood (shavings/woodchips). I have two sites I believe I can get some piles going, one is a horse farm in town. The people seemed pretty cool and I will probably bring in some plants, nothing big or expensive, to spruce it up being it is brand new to "repay" them. The other site is a tree company. They have 5 acres and use less than 1/2 of it. The only problem with this one is I am not sure they have a tractor to turn it. Will have to look into that one. The great thing about these is they are opposite sides of my realm of territories. The second place has great people also and I figure with the land and amount of wood chips they have leftover from jobs we can get a pretty big pile going. Thought I would use what I need and when we have excess sell a little to the public. What other items are recommended to be added to the pile to get a good mixture of nutrients (things I could hopefully get for free or very cheap)? I am excited and want to get it going like tomorrow, probably not till Wed but you know what I mean. That is if everyone is still in as good spirits as the first time I met them.