I live in the East Mountain area of New Mexico, and my soil is heavily sand. I need to add some organic matter to it, and thought I might ask for some suggestions. What kind of manure is the best? What composts the quickest? A friend of mine used horse manure, and the next year it was still too "hot" for anything to grow. We don't have an actual compost pile. We recently moved here, and all food scraps go to the chickens anyway. I've never had to deal with this before- I'm origionally from Indiana, and our soil there was great!