My first Mulch Pile is almost finished I think it will be done by next weekend or the weekend after. IT looks beautiful... I started the big round pile this weekend but it is only really only half built... hubby will pour more grass and leaves on it in two weeks and then the next pile will be back in the square container as I will have all the current compost out of there by then.. this may be my best compost year ever. I am going to pick up some garbage can containers to hold the finished stuff.
I had to Pick all my last bed of corn it got something and is all turning brown
I got two beds all planted with winter goodies spinaches cabbages and the like.
I still need to get some kind of cover crop seeds to plant in the two beds that will have corn next year.
Faith regarding your turner..
Try washing it really well with some dawn dish soap then see if you can bend the wings out a little bit so they are loose.
IT is not supposed to need oil to open and close. THat may be adding to your difficulties with it, as teh oil will gum it all up with dirt.
Did you get the yard butler compost turner? I can't remember which one you got.
I also just found this one too ... compost aerator
Maybe it would work better for you.