Wow I am way behind on liking all of these. Likes to all while I catch up!
Growing up Dad did the compost bin for 5-6 years then quit, easier just to direct bury the kitchen scraps between the rows or wider spaced plants.Gordy sounds like the same thing I have done over the years. I have compost bins for grass clippings leaves coffee grinds and ash from that fire pit in my pics. I spread that out on garden every year before winter and snow hits and then till it into soil. I started with a lot off shale and rocky soil at first but now it’s right where it needs to be.
It’s a longer process to get there without buying loads of topsoil but that’s how I did it.