it will take for a pile of wood chips, mixed inadequately with cow manure, to rot down? note, i didnt say compost, cause i dont think it is. the pile is about 6 or 7 foot high, built with a bobcat, and we cant turn it-so it will have to just sit. with the rain we're supposed to get, it should be wet all the way thru--cover it with black plastic? or prepare to wait?