Mark Tudor wrote:I saw some video of folks who built compost bins along the north side of a greenhouse and piled leaves etc high in there. Then they separate those piles from the interior space with screen rather than solid panels, and as the piles cook they give off some of that heat to the space. In one video it was 26 outside, and the pile facing into the greenhouse was reading 85-95 for the surface temps. So that might be an option to improve heat output and also provide a good deal of insulation to the north side.
Mike Jay wrote:Awwww, shucks... Thanks Katy
My plan is to cover it with plastic for the winter so they have a warm, dry place to play. I'm filling it with leaves (per Edible Acres) so when the add their little nuggets of goodness, it will compost over the winter and maybe give them some extra heat. If I'm really lucky, it will be warm enough in the early spring to start some seedlings (on a chicken proof shelf).