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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Leaf-Thieving, a grand Texas sport!

Okay, so tonight I was intiated into the art of leaf-thieving. For those of you not in the know - and you know who you are - this is when you drive around your neighborhood - or the one a few streets over - and scope out bags full of leaves.
With the utmost of casual subtlety, you park your car near the bags of leaves, flip your hazards and nonchalantly start tossing bags from the curb into the back of your car or truck. Then, giggling like school kids and waving at the stumped neighbor across the street, you jump back ino the car and take off.
Once at home, you haul your booty - and the leaves - to the back yard where you fling them mightily over the 6-foot fence and hope they don't come back to smack you in the face. Ugh, tastes like dirt.
The purpose of leaf-thieving? Compost of course!!! Pour out the bags on the lawn, mow them into a fine mulch, add some grass clippings for good measure and you have a compost worth growing in!

2 Comments:

  • At 11:10 AM, Anonymous Susan said…

    Please come to my house in about 2 weeks. I will have loads of leaves, and you're welcome to all of them, provided you rake them, bag them, and then take them with you. I know it's a little bit of a drive, but hey, if you want leaves that badly... !

     
  • At 8:36 PM, Blogger Jen said…

    hahaha! obviously you missed the part about someone ELSE bagging said leaves for our little thievery escapade!
    Now, a visit where I'm waiting on hand and foot is a different matter entirely...

     

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