Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The fall harvest

When most people think of the fall harvest, they picture something like the grape vineyards of California or a field of pumpkins. Not here in the community of Duxford. Our fall harvest is pine straw. A good bit of our neighborhood was a farm 75 years ago, but it has been overtaken by pine trees. These are now quite large and are prodigious producers of pine straw. So why pay $4 per bale for a ground cover when you can rake your driveway for free?

I finished harvesting my driveway in the morning. I come home that afternoon to find one of our neighbors harvesting in the street. I am kind of bummed that I hadn't thought to mooch the "street straw". Oh well, perhaps today will be windy.....
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