Friday, November 09, 2007
Fall is falling!
I got out and raked leaves yesterday! There are still a lot of leaves on the trees, but I've been getting out and raking them up before they blow away. I'm putting the leaves in trash bags with some fertilizer and lime and leaving them to compost over the winter.
The leaves are supposed to break down faster if they're in the sun, so I've been putting them at the edge of the backyard because it's sunny down there. Unfortunately, they're very visible down there...I can't think of anyplace else to put them though... I suppose when it starts getting even colder it won't matter one way or the other and I'll just put them somewhere hidden. I've got seven bags already, as you can see, filled up a 3 x 3 x 3 raised bed, and I'll probably still get another 2-4 bags! So that's pretty good. The more leaves I can get bagged, the more compost I'll have in the spring!
I've also gotten a lot done on one mitt:
I just have to make it however long I want it on my fingers, knit the thumb, and it will be done...then I have to make another one! :) I'm making them much longer than the pattern calls for. They are supposed to be 4 inches to the base of the thumb, but I made it 8 inches. I want it to cover enough so that if my sleeves slide up, my wrists aren't cold. I'm pretty happy with how this is turning out! And it's very fast!
Posted by N at 11/09/2007 10:10:00 PM