I have 2 other piles working also.
One with this years kitchen & garden scraps
one in the garden with last years kitchen & garden scraps finishing off.
+ 2-1/2 bins with finished screened compost.
I don't call it addiction,
I call it fun. (maybe that's another word of addiction)
Neighbor says I have several piles of sh**!.
I said no, no, what I have is COMPOST!, in various stages
Now one of the neighbors is starting his own pile (he was a skeptic until I took him some to patch a spot in his yard) & the other is helping with his "bob-cat" to turn the piles so he can get some for his garden. I got good fun neighbors.
Just lucky I guess
On a serious note: I am impressed with the lack of weeds in the soil boxes, it must be cooking hot enough to kill the weed seeds. I have several birch tree starts coming up, but that's about it (blows in with the wind). Horse tail comes up from the bottom garden soil, should have put down fabric to stop it, (now I know) (unless horse hair sprouts into horse tail
Very few weeds this year. I'll see if it holds true for next years crop. Hope so.
As I was cleaning some of the boxes out pulling the plants, I saw numerous earth worms.
Like L2 said when I started, "if you build it they will come".