Thursday June 22nd 2017Tim
"Rain Event" as these things are increasingly called
following some kind of brain freeze in the minds of
those who spend most of their waking hours forecasting
weather. "Blessed Release from Tribulation" works better
for a gardener and gives him a chance to sit back, stare
at the wall and contemplate the glory day of a Compost
Pile that recently achieved a temperature of 156 degrees
of Fahrenheit, which is getting on for 69 degrees
Celsius. Sadly there is no recording or wire tap or
digital representation or sacred testament to this truly
incredible and huge milestone in the life of a Compost
Pile devotee, so you're just going to have to take my
word for it.
There's a chance that not many people are interested in
Compost Piles, so without wishing to sweat the details it is
the case that should a Compost Pile achieve a temperature of
160 degrees Fahrenheit or 70 degrees Celsius good practice
is is to dived the pile and give it a jolly good watering.
It seems cruel I know, but unlike you and I the tiny
creatures that cause Compost Piles to heat have no access to
scientific data and they will continue the heating process
until life for them becomes untenable, in high heat they
whither, become uncomfortable and apparently die. Mind you
if these little creatures did have access to the data odds
are they'd carry on regardless and invent air conditioning.
Yes indeed, as an owner of Compost Pile Thermometer I
am like God. All I really need now is a shiny Red Pickup
Truck with tinted windows, that can belch black smoke and
has big fat wheels.