Monday, 27 October 2008

Leafless - Husband Nutty as a Fruitcake

Husband is sooooooh sooooh embarrassing! We have no trees of any note within our garden . Our house, now just over two years old was built on the site of a large concrete yard belonging to a farm and therefore no trees were within the area. Actually we have an uninterrupted view of the countryside which is a big plus. However Husband dearly loves his compost heap. At our last house he had four compost heaps on the go with plenty of leaves to satisfy their appetite.

At the beginning of October Husband emptied our lonely single compost heap out on to the veg patch (and good stuff it was too). But Husband needs leaves to start off the new season of compost making - on his regular walks he takes this plastic bag and fills it with leaves - but he likes a variety of leaves - today whilst we were shopping at Waitrose I saw him looking with hunger at the strip of grass covered with fallen leaves in the car park. I said "No" - he said "Oh Yes". To my embarrassment and to the curiosity of the other shoppers Husband proceeded to trawl up and down the car park greedily stuffing his bag with leaves. Oh well it takes all sorts!

17 comments:

Lane said...

Good for Husband! He's tidying up Waitrose carpark and making first class compost:-)

Cathy said...

Hello Lindsay
Came to you via Gill and liked this post. Will read more when I have time another day.

Anyway he's not daft - its called frugal ingenuity - he's saving you a pile of cash by getting his compost ingredients for free, he's picking up a variety of browns and greens at the same time and he's keeping the place tidy saving the street sweepers a job lol.

Maybe he could knock on peoples doors asking for leaves - no maybe thats not such a good idea after all - people would really think him daft then:)
Take care
Cathy

Obe's said...

Good post funny story!
Diane

mountainear said...

Leaves? You want leaves?

I have leaves. In abundance. I have more leaves than I can or wish to collect. They are a pain. I suspect sending them to you from Wales is not even an option. Ah well, back to the municipal sized compost heap....

Maggie May said...

What an excellent idea. It is recycling, isn't it?

Gill - That British Woman said...

too funny......at least it's keeping him out of mischief!!

Gill in Canada

Jackie B said...

You're lucky that's all he did! My husband gets away from the farm so rarely that he gets excited by a trip to the supermarket and talks to the checkout girls (constantly) which confuses them and embarrasses me! I just tell them he doesn't get out much!

david mcmahon said...

How much does he love his compost heap?

Heaps!!!

cheshire wife said...

If you can spare your husband we have plenty of leaves which need collecting.

Boyfromoz said...

Don't leaf him alone - all that composturing outside Waitrose could make him take leaf his senses!

DayPhoto said...

Good for him! I have a HUGE heap of compost and can hardly wait for the leaves!

YEAH! Husband! Go for it!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Boyfromoz said...

By the way, I'll pack a gum leaf..........it'll help the Ozmosis?!

Moannie said...

Good for him...anyway, husbands are meant to be embarrassing. Wish he could come and sort out our 'compost heap'. JP drops everything into a pile and leaves it. Now the pile is so big, and long and nothing appears to have rotted. We now have a small hill.

Hilary said...

Good for him.. not so good for you. He's doing the environment right.. but I'd pretend I didn't know him if he was mine. ;) Here from David's.

lmerie said...

Here from Davids . . .

That is great! The background in the picture looks so lush - sounds like a great view!

Sandi McBride said...

My Mac and he must be brothers. We have two huge composters and he's looking for another...I like your chicken wire composter, I've made him come in to look, thinking of money savings...he's planning our trip to Lowes...so I win, too! Thanks for this, lol
Sandi

Jay said...

LOL! That's funny! He can have our leaves if he cares to come and fetch them! We have birch, chestnut, maple, prunus and acer all in (or overhanging) a smallish garden. I love the trees and would never get rid of a single one, but the leaves are a menace!

We can't keep a compost heap because each time we've tried we've ended up with rodents breeding in them. Not good to lift the lid and find a family of baby rats!!