Those naughty raccoons!

The raccoons have been digging up a storm. You can see that they dug all around a spot where I had put compost. This area is the southernmost end of the south garden beds.

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We won’t be getting any rain until December 21st, according to the forecast. I’m trying to use my limited garden time to put compost out on the areas in the beds where the animals have been digging, but for areas like the paths at the end of the rows, I NEED WOOD CHIPS. I tried to buy wood chips from a guy, but he said they were from trees that had dropped their leaves due to the heat from the #SantaRosaFirestorm – too close for my comfort. I need them to be clean and not from so close to the fires. So of course every time I go anywhere, I see tree service trucks coming from areas where there were fires. I’ve also been digging out some of the curly dock that’s all over the place, while my soil’s soft and mostly not too wet.

This reminds me, I see debris removal trucks every time I leave the house, too. Well, that kind of truck is actually all over town all the time, what with wood chips, gravel, and compost being driven around in similar vehicles. I really hope that the drivers have the debris closed up tight!

Sign on a Disaster Debris hauling truck
Sign on a debris hauling truck that was getting off the freeway about 4 exits before Petaluma. I guess it must have been taking side streets to the dump.

Here’s an article about the debris causing a burden on our local landfill

My  gym is closed this weekend and I’d love to go to outdoor water aerobics, but the pool is located too close for my comfort to Coffey Park. 😦 When I went to an event on the other end of that neighborhood 2 weeks ago, I could smell and taste the ash in the air.  I don’t want to mess with that.

 

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