Whoops! I forgot to put a tarp over the cat litter bed before the big storm hit!
Looks like our very first winter storm of the year is here! Of course, I totally forgot to put a tarp down over top of the cat litter composting bed as I had planned! Oh well – no biggie!
I think the layer of “packing snow” will actually help to get things going a bit in the pile. The highest temperature I could find was around 10 C (50 F) – actually not too bad considering the fact that the bed has been completely exposed to the elements, but I’d still like to see it go up.
I poked a bunch of holes in the heap with my compost thermometer so that should help to get some oxygen down into the composting zone. It’s going to be interesting to see what happens over the next few days. If the snow doesn’t melt away at some point, I will likely just brush it off before adding the tarp(s).
Will keep everyone posted!