By November 20, 2006

Leaf me alone

Your days are numbered, oak trees.

Lady Jaye and I filled another 70+ 33 gallon bags of leaves yesterday. That brings our two week total to somewhere around 145 bags of leaves. This picture doesn’t do it justice. We have bags lined up all around the base of our deck (which goes the entire length of our house). There are bags lined up against the back of the fence, two deep; another row of bags half the length of our driveway. We have built a bulkhead of leaf bags between us and our neighbors in the side yard. We even put a dozen bags on our front porch. Our next problem to solve is disposal: our trash company will only take five bags a week, which puts us somewhere in May or June. We have considered renting a UHaul truck and going to the dump — except we would have to empty out all the bags at the landfill.

We talked with our neighbors and are going to use the same fellow they like to cut down our trees next spring. I don’t have the cash to do it right now; the estimate is between $300 and $400 per tree, including stump grinding. Aw yeah. Stump grinding. We’re going to cut down at least a dozen oaks in the back, plus maybe one or two in the front and an equal number in the side yard.

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  1. Ed says:

    You can probably call your disposal company and arrange a large item pick-up for a fee. Just have them get it all at one.

  2. Bond says:

    You need at least sixteen pigs to finish the job in one sitting, so be wary of any man who keeps a pig farm…

    Or has over 200 33 gallon trash bags in his yard.