Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Sibyl, Jun 16, 2017.
I've been to uno's in Chi-town.
Lou Malnati's for me!
Had an Amazon order that was marked as delivered but it never showed up. Wasn't stolen off the porch, probably misdelivered. I go to Amazon to tell them what happened, and the series of questions I answer leads to either a refund or an automatic reship, no questions asked, no communication at all with a live person. That's gotta be something ripe for abuse, don't you think?
Well, given how rich and powerful they've become, I don't it's much of a concern.
It's possible that they file the ones who do it and when you do it more than once you can expect a control of some kind.
Has anyone seen @Butters around lately? I haven't seen him for awhile.
why not burn the pine branches, too?
Holy CRAP, I'm so out of shape. I worked in the yard for an hour--raking up leaves and putting them in a trash bag. I'm wiped out!
that sounded rather different
Wow, basic human decency, dignity, and caring for others. Who would've thought?
Screw raking, mow 'em, and you get free fertilizer.
[SIZE=5]As the mulched leaves decompose, they fertilize the lawn.[/SIZE]
Decomposing leaves enhance the soil with valuable nutrients that feed the microbes and worms present in any healthy lawn. Arguably, the nitrogen boost that results from mulching leaves is such that you don’t even have to fertilize in the fall. This means that compared with raking, mulching leaves isn’t only easier and more lawn-friendly, but it’s also less costly, saving you both the money and time spent on fertilizing. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to look at leaves the same way again. It’s a shame for them to sit by the curb all wrapped up in tightly knotted plastic bags when they could be gracing your grass with nourishment.
I know you're from a more southern clime, so intellectually I know it makes complete sense, but when I hear about "yard work" in mid-January, I can't help but react like this:
(Hope you're feeling better soon, though!)
Well, I suppose I could still do that, because they're just spread out on the ground, in the rough brush out back, but I really didn't feel like cleaning every single sappy pine needle off of them lol.
They can lay there harmlessly until they dry out & fall off, but even just leaving them there wouldn't do any more harm than any of the other branches laying about back there. Mostly I just cleaned the trunks, & dumped them in my shed until they dry out... I was thinking of carving them into a baseball bat or an ornate cane or something cool like that
We're not actually allowed to have fires in my neighborhood, & at 1st I figured I could use them as wood in my grille, but now I'm thinking pine wood would make a pretty awful tasting wood to cook on. So I may just carve & whittle on them for fun. The overall point is that there's no real reason to send them off in a garbage truck, when I could just reduce them to mostly mulch myself
the needles burn too
Don't do it inside. If you burn creosote laden timber up the chimney, Santa will get stuck.
I know that, but I'd have to build an outside fire in my neighborhood to do that, which isn't permitted, as I said. It's just as easy to bust it up into smallest debris, & leave it out back in the rough brush to break down naturally. I might carve the trunks down into something neat
Exactly, it's bad buildup for the fireplace too, & would certainly draw attention burning it in the back yard, because it makes a black smoke, & likewise would be awful to cook on with my grille. If the trunks are too sappy to carve with, I'll just reduce them to mulch too. Christmas tress like these ones are so small, it's not much to just make them all mulch, & scatter them about the back where they're just like any other natural debris
my mom burns them in her outdoors fireplace for the last 40 years
It was 76 F yesterday. We had a "cold front" last night, so today will only be 69 F.
you need some fucking snow
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