The 'brown' matter, which for me, is a mixture of torn up newspaper and old leaves from our porch. (That I *obviously* haven't cleaned off since fall.)
After adding potting soil and what few kitchen scraps I had tonight.
My improvised compost bin. And yes, I did drill the holes in the top in the shape of an "A". This is what happens when I'm left alone for long periods of time.
Sorry for the craptastic quality of these photos; I did all this about 10pm tonight and had to take pictures RIGHTTHEN. I can't be the only person this has ever happened to.