We Missed Our Pile
Tree trimming companies around here will deliver a truckload of fresh chipped wood, for free, as long as you're willing to take all 20 yards of it. You may recall that last year, we split just such a load with some neighbors, and the 8-10 yards of wood chips we got was inadequate to cover all our paths and the beds out front. That previous year's mulch had mostly broken down, so we put our names on the list and this morning, they called to let us know they'd be over.
It was all over in a few minutes, and now we have a smaller facsimile of our late, unlamented dirt pile.
That pile is bigger than my car.
Of course, we're in the middle of yet another rain storm here, so the pile has just sat in the driveway all day. It has started cooking, though: steam is rising off the pile, along with the most amazing pine scent. The rain is due to continue tomorrow, so we'll see whether I get much of it spread around before the weekend. But yay for soon-to-be unmuddy paths!
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posted by ayse on 02/23/10