The weekend is nearing. There is a tug o' war going on to see which of the many neglected chores rise to the top of my list for doing. Pruning back the spring/summer growth which is trying to steal the driveway may win out.
Bless our recycle center. I love knowing our yard waste will shortly be part of the dark, cooking compost nurtured there in grand piles. We've been cooking compost here at home for decades, but this time of year, the volume of debris far exceeds our space and time for working it down.
This is another of the areas compost centers. Once the big piles inside the building have been heated, moistened, turned, heated, moistened, turned and on...they are moved outside to be spread, moistened, turned as needed and further worked until done.
Down the road a bit is one of the paper and plastic recycle centers. The trucks just keep coming and dumping, round the clock. Post dumping, moving and sorting, the resulting compacted bundles are trucked off to other centers to be reduced and reused.
Worthy efforts to be sure. However like so many things we deal with on our over worked, over grown globe, the cycle of waste needs reduction. What better time than this weekend, during this celebration of our history, to commit ourselves to being more responsible dwellers?
Yeah, I think I'll start with the driveway pruning and work out from there. I'll be pondering the health of the soils of the Palouse, seen in the top photo, as I trim.