.... CHILLS .... every time I think about this I get goosebumps!!
I saw a movement in the compost and I was thinking maybe a mole or something... no - the biggest spider I have EVER seen. I am in Upstate NY so I have seen some big ones in wood piles and stuff, but this was huge. And hairy.
Yuck. I hope it's not bad to be attracting stuff like that close to the house (compost bin is about 5' from the house). I know spiders are good but I just don't want any deciding to venture inside. Our basement windows don't close the best.