You know what else has layers? Hugelkuturs have layers. My plan was manure after the wood topped with soil. I might mix some compost material in later. But today was for layers two and three.
Today, with the help of Bill Staley I continued my construction of my hugelkultur. Here Bill dumps one of many loads of manure on top of the wood pile from the other day.
Now that the entire pile has a layer of manure, we are ready for dirt.
Here is a close up of the south end of the pile with soil on it.
Here is a view of the pile as it sits now. I'll let it compact a little during the winter and probably do a little shaping in the spring.
During the winter the hugelkultur should begin to break down the wood, allow the manure to age properly, and compact into a nice mound. Unless I decide to start shaping it now, I'm done with this project until the spring.