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Leaf lady!

Posted by paula_in_PA z6 SEPA ChesCo (My Page) on
Mon, Nov 14, 05 at 20:13

Here I come.. lol. I made rounds of the township yesterday, collecting leaf bags from people's driveways. The mini van was emptied of it's bench seat and 2 single back seats. 5 trips, with the van packed, and now I've got LOTS for mulching, and composting. They do all the work of paying for bags, raking, packing them, hauling them to the curb. Ha ha, I only have to put them in the van, bring them home, and unload onto my skids. Next year, I'll chop them with my blower/vaccumm/chipper machine for excellent gardener's gold. One haul I made revealed it's contents to be already chipped! Do they KNOW what they're throwing away??? LOL

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RE: Leaf lady!

Apparently not. Last week I tagged along with DH on a business trip to NJ. I watched from the window of the Embassy Suites motel as the maintenance person swept leaves from the parking lot and deposited them into the trash receptacle. The motel was surrounded by woods. I wanted to ask her if I could have them but she didn't speak English....why in the world would you put them in the trash? HELLO!!

RE: Leaf lady!

I've been SO tempted to stop and pick up some of those bags of lovely leaves!

I used to live in a small town, and one autumn a neighbor put out three bags of clean, fragrant dried pine needles. Why would anyone rake up pine needles?? I snagged them, and used them as mulch in a shade bed. Beautiful.

RE: Leaf lady!

You should stop and get them Carol, like $ in the bank as far as I'm concerned. I can take the chipper over to the tarp covered pile and open a few bags whenever I want, that's convenience. Pine needles? People actually pay good $ for that. I'm lucky to have them, but not enough (large) deciduous trees!

RE: Leaf lady!

The only thing is, I've got a brand new station wagon and am REALLY trying not to wreck the interior with gardening or animal stuff. Boy, is it hard. No trashpicking, either. It kills me.

I should just use my husband's old Toyota truck, and let him drive new car!

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