Happy Halloween!

Yesterday, Nate and I made a trip to the Sauvie Island Pumpkin Patch.

The Pumpkin Patch also has hay rides, a corn maze, a small animal farm, a market, and concessions. The corn maze was, unfortunately, too muddy (due to all the rain we’ve had lately), but we found a pumpkin and enjoyed the views from the patch.

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Making Leaf Mulch

The leaves are now falling from the great oak tree in the backyard. The oak leaves are thick, and if left to lie will form a thick wet mat. They don’t break down very easily in their whole form. Fortunately, the leaves can be shredded and turned into leaf mulch or leaf mold, a much touted boon for the garden. Gone are the days of bagging your leaves and putting them out on the curb!

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