Most of the time when you read “roadside rescue” it’s in reference to a great piece of vintage furniture. But to me, roadside rescue can mean about anything from a trunk full of hydrangea blooms to a barrel full of maple leaves. Today my roadside rescue was 5 large bags of maple leaves for the garden. I am thrilled!
Our new raised beds bordered in logs are now filled with maple leaves and homemade compost mulch.
Usually we bring home my son’s 8 to 10 bags of maple leaves for our vegetable garden. But this year he has not been able to rake them up. So no leaves for the garden…not a good sign for soil enrichment and future vegetable growth.
Love these heavy-duty paper bags as they can be dried out and reused over and over.
Today on my way to yoga I saw these 5 large bags of leaves sitting innocently next to two garden bins waiting for the city of South Haven Sanitation Department to pick them up. We did a “U-turn” and I popped out and plucked them up and into our truck and whisked them away to our garden.
Gene dumping leaves onto the raised beds among remenents of melting snow from the last snowfall.
We dumped them onto my new rustic log beds and I am one happy camper!! Come spring they will help to grow some delicious and tender summer vegetables.
Spreading the leaves out – a real high tech method huh!
Most gals want diamond and pearls but it doesn’t take much in this simple life to make me happy, huh!
The view of our vegetable garden now ready and waiting for spring!
As always thanks for following!
Small House / Big Sky Donna