Hi Lylah Thanks for welcoming me to this group! I was at Vynnie's Composting class last night at Drip! Lots of great information! I just started my compost pile a few days ago, by using the dead grass and twigs and leaves in the yard and now adding veggie scraps and water! I have ants no bugs yet! Question I have old old prickly Pear cactus and I need to trim them. Do you know how far I would cut them?