what to do with a frozen compost pile?
I thought I was doing it right. Last June, put a Gardener's Supply Deluxe Pyramid Composter in the back of our urban yard, where it is shaded by a tall (summer-dense) oak to the south and a sparse medium-size catalpa to the north. Filled the bottom with about a foot of old potting soil that had been sitting in a large container and was full of earthworms. Added veggie scraps sliced small alternating with oak leaves shredded fine in the leaf-shredder. Poked a few holes with an aerator tool.
Did not check with a thermometer, but pile did not seem to break down much, so we added more veggie material in the fall. Then the weather turned cold faster than usual in Metro NYC, and the pile froze. We stopped adding stuff to it.
Anything we can do to save this pile? And since nature's having a good laugh at this city person trying to compost, feel free to join in.