Yep, we raked this morning. No, the town is not leaf free. 😉 Yes, I have a lovely amount of leaves that are now composting in the front garden in wire mesh baskets all ready to do its thing and turn into lovely nitrogen and carbon-rich plant food. 🙂
There were 3 of us there this morning, my mate S, L from town to whom I initially proposed the idea and I. Armed with over 1L of coffee and various rakes and trailers we headed to the park and got started. Liquid amber, pin oak and oak leaves all raked and mixed together. 🙂
We did our best not to harm the houses of the little people and spoke on all topics of politics to permaculture and basically had a great time.
We finished up back at L’s place helping her to rake up her plane tree leaves and talking further on all things compost. We had swelled our group to 4 though as Allegra was keen to come and help.
The afternoon saw the leaves transferred into baskets to turn into lovely humus rich black gold to spread around my garden and into which I hope to plant fruit trees. We got 2 more poplar trees down too, rather large ones and I can actually see the end of these rather large and challenging weeds. I’m already planning the replacement trees that will go in once the poplars and hawthorn, blackberry and willows are gone. 🙂
I finished off the afternoon with a very hot bath (I can still barely move I am so tired and ache so much) and I feel like I have really achieved today. It’s a heady feeling.
Well I am in much need of sleep after a late night (ok, I was in bed by 11 – I must be getting old 😉 ) attending a wonderful eco-conscious 50th birthday party to celebrate with my mate Gav, and the early start today (I was awake before 4, worried I would sleep through my alarm at 6 😦 ) so this is short and sweet.
What did you get up to this weekend my fellow hippies?