There’s Gold in that there Yard

Hello – I published this post four years ago when I realized that so many of my neighbors were raking leaves and then giving them to the waste collector. Where they went from there, I had no idea. And now that I’m back in Florida for the winter, my waste management collector reminded me aboutContinue reading “There’s Gold in that there Yard”

There’s Gold in that there Yard

@PCZick Yesterday I read in the newspaper that leaf pickup begins in our area this week. I’m shaking my head in amazement that leaves are raked, put into garbage bags (biodegradable, but still. . .), and left on the curb for the waste management crews to haul away to where we know not. But thereContinue reading “There’s Gold in that there Yard”

Roasting the Perfect Marshmallow – A Lesson for Life

By Patricia Zick @PCZick The smell of burning leaves and the taste of burned marshmallows forever mark the autumn season of my youth in Michigan. Once we’d piled all the leaves between the street and sidewalk, I forgot about the blisters on my hands from spending an entire Saturday raking the leaves into piles. TheContinue reading “Roasting the Perfect Marshmallow – A Lesson for Life”

Falling Leaves – A Yard Full of Gold

By Patricia Zick @PCZick Raking leaves into piles and then burning them was a tradition from my childhood. When I became an adult, I realized this was one tradition that needed to go. We don’t need to send more smoke up into the air. In many townships, municipalities, and regions of the United States, theContinue reading “Falling Leaves – A Yard Full of Gold”