I dream of owning a tractor someday, but for now it's five gallon buckets, a shovel, a pitchfork, the golf cart and ME, back and forth from the pile to the gardens.
The pile is too big to turn by hand so it just decomposes on the spot over time. It has clumps here and there, and that's why it's called aged manure vs. composted manure. While it still composts, it isn't turned over and over again like composted manure which dissolves into small particles.
Some people don't like the looks of the clumps. But they are easily broken up with a shovel or rake, and if you bring them to your nose it smells just like earth...glorious earth.
And boy, does it makes the garden grow. It IS garden gold!
I filled up the buckets and dumped the aged manure in the front gardens, filled with flowers, herbs, strawberries and shrubs.
They are very good at spreading it all around.
Do you have garden gold?
Linked to Farm Girl/Farm Friend Friday blog hop hosted by Verde Farm and Deborah Jean's Dandelion House