Bill at some point you posted a pick of your outdoor worm bin. It looked like a wood built retangle on the ground? Is this correct? I kept thinking about it and wondered if you have a bottom on it? And what do you do in the winter months? I know you had a lid. Do other pests or critters bother you?
You also have just an outdoor compost pile, you stated you rotate every 10 days? Now that i am collecting papers and kitchen scraps i find i have way more than the worms will handle (4 boys and myself). So i stated this pile with leaves and grass and I'm burying the extra stuff in the pile I don't rotate cuz it's hard to do i but it in a chicken wired cage built to put garbage buckets in to keep the critters out of it. And my dog loves to dig and eat. Any suggestions to improve? Should i be cautious as to how much scrap i put in the pile?