You can also see a shovel. I find that is the hard way to get a truck loaded with compost. I use an 18 gallon storage bin and a rake. It is way easier to rake it off the pile into the bin than to throw a shovel full into the truck. Three or four rakes and the bin is full (and not too heavy for ME to carry and dump into the bed by myself.)
As you can see here the truck is loaded already. I used an old swimming pool cover to lay in the truck bed AND cover the top of the compost, like a taco. We rolled the edges and tied it down with straps. We didn't try to overfill the truck. It is a long drive on the freeway and I didn't want to lose all my goodies, or overtax an old truck.
I am still debating if I want to get out my tiller and turn this stuff under, or just plant in this. Then put the wood chips on top to control moisture better and the weeds in the walkways.
Eventually, I want to cover this whole acre (and the ones next to it) in compost. Everything needs a good shot of nutrients. So my goal for January is to get all the compost I can in The West wing of my garden so it will be ready to plant when it is warm enough.
My goal for February is to get my East wing ready for planting. That means to define the edge with wood and put up fence.
I recently purchased a plastic fence to keep deer out. I plan on cutting it in half height wise (it is 7 foot tall and 100 feet long) to make a rabbit proof, dog proof garden area by combining the plastic fence with the wire. But it too, will get a healthy layer of compost and then chips.
Maybe this year I will get an auto-watering system so I can spend time on other things, like CANNING!
Enjoy your Monday!