meaning that it's the time of year again to scour back alleyways in the nearby towns (where non-native species with their broad leaf canopies line the streets)...
for bags of leaves. Jackpot!
Sure, the cities send a sweeper/mulcher around to clean up the leaves that people rake out onto the edges of the streets. This day they were driving circles around me on the main streets while I searched the alleys.
Fortunately many people still bag up at least some of their leaves so that people like me can load up their cars and trucks...
and unload them onto their compost piles, and to their gardens to use as mulch, and now this year here, new material for the chickens to scratch through for slugs & seeds & who-knows-what-other-goodies, hopefully breaking it all down into good compost right there in the garden beds by springtime, fertilizing as they go.Adrian.
Have I mentioned before how much I love alleys?
And how I miss, at times, living in a town like this?