Now is a good time to do some easy composting because it won't be long until the ground freezes up (some people throw the compost right on top of the garden as this time of year, but I wouldn't recommend it on account of possibly attracting rodents). We tried this dig-a-hole method at the lake where there are a lot of bears and the compost was left intact. I figure if it worked there, it'll work in my garden. Besides, Joan mentioned this method in her book and she knows EVERYTHING!
Fill up the hole. Easy! Note the cut up clear plastic looking bag on top of the compost. It's a used pasta bag from Natures Farm ( a local company) which is compostable. It is made from cellulose derived from wood pulp.
Voila! The compost process will be completed by the time you prepare your garden in the Spring.