Missy, I'm afraid my hubby might not like you. I've informed him that he is building worm boxes over spring break. We were planning to go on a cruise, instead I got a new range & another horse (for the kiddo)...he already had requested the time off so I should make sure he has something to do right? I was toying with the idea of how could we make them using pallets (thank you pinterest people that build everything out of them for getting me thinking), I have a TON of extra pallets, all in good shape, would I cook them if I built boxes out of them and lined them with plastic of some sort?
I was wondering about the heat too. I leave my manure pile to sit most of the winter and it really heats up, by the time spring rolls around and everyone's coming to get it to till into their gardens it's a lot of ash & a bit of smoke when you get to the center. It's not near anything that could catch on fire but the pile itself, hasn't happened yet, knock on wood. I took advantage of the warm spell awhile back and spread the whole pile on my neighbor's corn field. He does both field & popcorn, he's contracted with Orville Redenbacher and this year the field I fertilized he is doing in a medium hull less popcorn. I donated the poop and after he harvests I get to walk his field (okay ride the 4-wheeler and pull the little wagon around his field) and pick up all of the missed ears to shell for myself to use, yay!