I am a woman of my word! I walk the talk, baby!
As you well know, I have been coveting my neighbors’ leaves since my yard has virtually no trees. (I am rectifying that situation.) I have been plotting ways to go around my neighborhood collecting the curbside piles of leaves without looking like a total idiot. *Do I pile them in the back of my car? Take a tarp and drag it down the street? Bag them on site? Do it during the workday when no one is home? In the cover of darkness?*
While I was out working in the yard this week, the leaf collection truck passed by several times. It looks a lot like a contraption that would be on the Teletubbies. There is only one person driving the truck, and he operates a huge vacuum tube hanging on one side. After he had passed by several times I just decided to flag him down. What the heck! I asked him if I could have some of the leaves he had collected throughout the neighborhood.
This is what happened…
Hahaha! I get the Neighborhood Crazy Award! Score! Everyone of these sweet little babies is going into large, barren beds waiting to be planted!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you, City of Greenville! And, a special thank you to the incredibly gracious young man who didn’t laugh out loud at this crazy old woman! (He apologized that there might be some lawn clippings in the mix. Woot! Woot!)
Happy fall gardening!