So today I went to the compost pile and I dug in the center of it and I felt it; Amazingly my compost had a lot of heat in there. The outside temp was approx 55 degrees, but the center of the pile felt more like 80-90 degrees. It has only been a day or two since I jerry rigged my compost pile together and its starting to work.
From all of the research that i have done, Im starting to understand that there are microbes and bacteria in the pile that are breaking the pile down and all this work is generating heat. Im looking forward to seeing how well it breaks down and I can't wait to see how much nutrients it gives to my garden.