Dog compactor, missing compost pile
For the past almost-year, I've been piling OM in an older compost heap, originally a brush pile, with the intention of finally putting everything in a particular spot, then using the old compost pile spot to start a new cultivated bed, should already be very fertile, will just need more tilth later. By the first of December, it was over 4 ft. high in the middle, kind of a row about 6-7 ft. long, 5 ft. wide... Nice!
One morning recently I looked out there and it was gone and our dog was laying there. If he slung that stuff, he happened to sling all of it all the way to the overgrown, abandoned yard next door, about 10 feet from the pile. There's no sign of it anywhere. Of course there's shrinkage to be expected, but it went from suddenly looking about the same to flat.
Can a 185-pound dog really flatten compost like that? Apparently. It doesn't even seem worth moving now, just a few inches of stuff there.
Took this pic in Sept. It was a lot taller but not a whole lot wider when I stopped adding to it around Dec. 1.
Have you ever had a compost pile go missing?