Make compost out of just straw and hay
In the theory of mixing "greens and browns" to make compost, I often see suggestions of using hay or straw as a brown. So far as I can tell, that is wrong... in that hay is really a "green" (high nitrogen).
Assuming I am not on crack about that...
Couldn't I mix just hay (green) and straw (brown) in some reasonable ratio... to make some decent compost?
According to http://whatcom.wsu.edu/ag/compost/fundamentals/needs_carbon_nitrogen.htm:
Alfalfa hay is ~18:1 and straw is ~80:1 ... so something like 3 alfalfa to 1 straw to get near a 30:1 ratio?