willingly voluntarily raked leaves. I raked ALL the leaves in the front yard, and let me tell you – there were a lot of them. There were so many I wasn’t sure they’d all fit in our yard waste bin. (Eugene doesn’t do yard bags, and the street leaf pickup doesn’t start for another two weeks.)
This is the bin I planned to fill, sure at the beginning that I would have no trouble:
Here’s the pile of leaves, mostly raked, which is when I began to worry:
Here’s the bin, overflowing even after I climbed onto our retaining wall and stepped into the bin to smoosh down all the leaves:
But the story has a happy ending, since I was able to close the lid:
Of course, then I found out that our next yard waste pick-up day is the day before the street leaf pick-up day, and I could have saved myself the trouble.