Making Compost Is Not Hard
There, that's my answer. Let me explain why I don't think that making compost is hard at all.
Here's a picture of one of my compost bins from last fall. It's probably around November or December. Do you see that it's filled to the top?
Now here's the same compost bin from about a week ago. Do you see how all of those leaves, grass clippings, garden and kitchen waste cooked down to less than half the size of the original pile?
Now here's where I explain the easy part. I never mixed this pile. Not even once. And in fact, I even continued adding more stuff to it during the summer. That's why there are grass clippings on the top of the pile. And I didn't keep it as moist as a wrung out sponge and I didn't worry about the ratio of browns to greens. It got wet when it rained and I put whatever kitchen & yard waste I had at the time right in there.
All of that fussing is for people who are trying to make compost in three weeks. What's the rush? And if you have more waste than will fit in one bin, then start another. I'm going to let this pile sit until the spring and add it to my raised beds or wherever I need it. And I'll also start another pile with all of the leaves that fall from the tree this autumn.
If you aren't in a hurry, composting is easy. Just fill a bin and wait a year. How hard is that?