On Saturday Jessie and I went out for a walk, something we don't do very often... we walk to the store, we walk to church, but walking without a destination is rare. Actually we had a destination, but it turned out to be closed, so in effect we didn't. Anyway, what's notable is that we saw a lot of unusual things, bordering on surreal:
When we put a thick layer of leaves on the front yard (sheet mulch for next year's gardens), we knew there was a risk that kids might play in them. When we got a big pile of dirt in our back yard, the neighbor kids delighted in walking up and down on it. But it wasn't until we got a 5-foot-deep trench in the side yard for days on end (and an equivalent amount of dirt piled 2 feet high all over the back yard) that we started to have problems.
Yesterday afternoon when I couldn't sit at the computer any longer, I went out and resumed collecting leaves for the sheet mulch in the front yard. This is not a small mulch bed...