Thursday, December 11, 2008

Looks like I picked the wrong week to tell my coworkers about my blog

'cause this shit looks kind of crazy to the untrained eye:


That's the sight of 14 bags of dead leaves that fell in other people's yards and made it as far as the curb the night before trash day before being stealthily loaded into the back of my Jimmy. Well, stealthily, with the exception of those that fell in the yard of Evelyn, the sweet little old lady who was finishing up her yardwork in the dark and just pleased as punch for me to have them.

Hopefully sooner than later, these will all make a run through my recently acquired leaf shredder. Then they'll sit in an inconspicuous heap in the backyard awaiting a slow feeding to the compost pile, or thick layering as mulch around the spring plantings.

With luck, they'll hold out until about this time next year when the circle of carbon sequestration will begin again.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That looks as crazy to the non-gardener as my potting frenzy of agave pups this year!
Hey but do we care? We know why we do it, that is all that matters!
Regards,
ESP.
http://east-side-patch.livejournal.com/

December 11, 2008 9:02 PM  
Blogger Bob said...

That's pure gold right there. Well, you know, kinda brown gold but gardener gold none the less. You really got lucky there.

December 22, 2008 11:31 PM  
Blogger Eric said...

There was a time that I had a pile 15 feet long by 8 feet wide by 7 feet tall of leaf bags. My wife was not amused.

March 17, 2009 9:27 AM  

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