Reading your blog I think I may have really botched my crime scene. It's a very small town, any large forensic team would be a while -- would 2-3 cops and an ME try to do the best they can (especially as it is raining and the body is outdoors)? Or toss a tarp over it and wait for the folks in the fancy van from the city an hour away?
It doesn’t sound like you really botched your scene at all. In a small enough town, they probably won’t have to resources to have their own dedicated team for scene investigation. It actually would make sense for the cops to be sent to bigger cities to get training on how to preserve scene so that they can, in your words “wait for the folks in the fancy van” (Watson loves that btw). As long as they are trained in the proper procedures, they shouldn’t botch it up too badly.
Here is another possible option, it is a little Canadian specific, but it might apply to your location as well. In Canada we have 3 government level: federal, provincial, and municipal/city. In terms of law enforcement, federal has the Royal Canadian Mounted Police/RCMP (those red uniformed Mounties :3), provincial has Ontario Provincial Police/OPP for example, and for municipal think Toronto Metropolitan Police. Sometimes, the municipal level is too small to have their own law enforcement, and they instead have a contract with the provincial level enforcement (or even federal, in it is in a province without the provincial level). In this case, they will have to wait for a response, but will get people who are trained for the job.