Jamey decided that this year, instead of driving around or to the city leaf disposal area to pick up leaves, he would just ask for them.
He's as happy as a clam because in just two days, this is what arrived.
This pile came in the back of a small dump truck.
One man's trash is certainly another man's treasure in this case. As you know, we use leaves and straw to mulch our garden. This year, we've also incorporated oats (planted in the fall knowing that they will grow and die before going to seed) into the equation. Once the oats are dead, he'll layer on the leaves and in the spring, top everything off with straw.
The lush green oats are in the background.
Our soil tends toward the clumpy and dry, so mulching the dickens out of it helps add organic matter and holds in moisture. Good soil is crucial to a good crop.
Next time you want something, consider a sign at the end of your driveway. Just prepare to talk through your back door to the nice people who bring it by. Do not open your door to a stranger.
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