There is a compost heap to the side of the vegetable area, and I have to admit that I don't manage it very well. As a result it has been growing without limit for about ten years now, and there's no more room for it to expand. So I had better get to grips with it. The plan is to create a concreted, walled area, divided into sections, each one with compost in various states of maturation, all neat and tidy. Yeah right. But it's as well to start with good intentions.
Since the new heap will be in the same place as the current one, I will have to do the project in stages, moving part of the current heap out of the way, puttng the new area in its place, then moving some of the current heap into the new space, and so on, progressing along until it's all finished.
In order to make the first bit of space, I have to get the compost out of the current heap and put it somewhere in the garden. The best use I can make of it is probably in the veg patch, so as part of the Veg Patch Develoment Scheme, I have to make a raised bed there to take the new compost. This involves some new wooden planks, some creosote (or substitute) to protect them, and some nails. Here are the pics of the new raised bed bed project.
All ready now to accept the first delivery of compost from the heap. I might even grow some veg on it next year.