I know, it took years to finally get it finished but it wasn't the composts fault, it was mine. I spent all of the nice gardening days the last couple of years getting the front yard converted to a flower garden that I forgot to keep up with the compost barrel. I would add stuff to it, water it, turn it once in a while but for the most part it just sat there. Even getting so heavy last fall that I couldn't roll it, Randy could barely get it moving either so I decided that this spring I would just dump out about half of all the uncomposted stuff it in and start over again. Last week I opened the lid and nearly fainted. I had compost!! Nice, dark brown, not quite completely composted but close enough to use....Compost. Buckets of my first homemade compost ( photo / image / picture from toni's Garden ) I scooped almost all of it out into these 5 gallon buckets, leaving some unfinished still in the barrel as a 'starter' for the next batch. I have two orders of plants coming in later this month and now I don't have to buy compost to add to the holes as I get them all in the ground cause I have my own.