Saturday, November 29, 2008

WINTER WORK

AS MUCH AS I WANTED TO STAY IN MY RECLINER ALL DAY AND DRINK HOT COCOA, OUTSIDE WORK WAS CALLING MY NAME.


IT JUST DOESN'T GET DONE ON IT'S OWN. BEFORE I WENT OUT I POSTED ALL MY GIVE AWAY STUFF ON CRAIGS LIST BECAUSE I JUST DON'T HAVE TIME TO HAVE A GARAGE SALE AND THEN WENT OUTSIDE AND BEGAN WORK. I PULLED THE LARGE TARP OUT AND SPREAD IT OUT ON THE GRASS.

THEN I RAKED ALL OF THE LEAVES OUT OF THE FLOWER BEDS AND AGAINST THE FENCE AND ONTO THE TARP.






THIS IS THE EASIEST WAY FOR ME TO MOVE LEAVES FROM THE FRONT YARD TO THE COMPOST PILES.


WHEN I GOT NEAR THE COMPOST PILES, THEY SMELLED MUSTY. TO ME THIS MEANS THAT THEY NEED MORE AIR. SO I PULLED OVER THE LEFT AND RIGHT RINGS DUMPING THEIR CONTENTS ONTO THE GROUND. I WAS RIGHT. THE GRASS CLIPPINGS INSIDE WERE "BURNING" TO ASH INSTEAD OF COMPOSTING AND THE INSIDE SMELL WAS VERY MUSTY. AFTER I PULLED OVER THE RINGS I SPREAD OUT THE CONTENTS ONTO THE GROUND RELEASING ABOUT 20 LITTLE MOUSIES TO RUN OFF INTO THE FIELD IN DISMAY THAT THEIR HEATED TOWNHOME HAD BEEN DESTROYED.


FLASH LOOKED AT ME WITH LOVE AND ADORATION AS HE SCAMPERED OFF AFTER THEM. I AM HIS FAVORITE HUMAN.


THEN I BEGAN TO LAYER THE LEAVES WITH A WHEEL BARROW OF CHICKEN POO AND THEN PARTIALLY COMPOSTED RABBIT MANURE. I ADDED WATER TO EACH LAYER. WHEN I WAS FINISHED IT LOOKS RATHER SLOPPY BUT SHOULD BE HEATING UP BY TOMORROW. THERE ARE STILL A LOT OF LEAVES TO RAKE UP OUT FRONT. I WILL WORK ON THEM LATER OR TOMORROW.




BEFORE I SAT TO REST A LITTLE, I PULLED UP THESE THISTLES. TO SOME THEY LOOK LIKE WEEDS.....






TO OTHERS THEY LOOK LIKE A THANKSGIVING FEAST.







WHEN I CAME INSIDE TO REST I HAD AN EMAIL FROM A MAN AND WIFE WHO WANT TO COME AT 2PM AND GET ALL OF MY GIVEAWAYS! I HOPE THEY ARE TRULY BLESSED BY EVERYTHING.

1 comment:

cobbdavidm said...

Great looking compost pile. That and a small garden is as far as ive gotten in my homestead plans. I tried chickens but the city was not as fond of them as I was.