I get a lot of leaves in my yard in the fall.
This year rather than hauling the leaves to my compost bins, and hauling the compost back to my yard, I thought I'd try composting in place.
I gave in and finally bought a leaf blower/vac. I don't know if it was actually faster than using a rake, but it was much more satisfying. The leaf blower has a vacuum attachment. It'll suck up, shred, and bag the leaves. Once the bag got full I dumped it in a low spot in my yard.
The next part of the plan involves the chickens. They're always getting into stuff, so I figure why not let them turn the compost pile (Joel Salatin does the same thing with pigs on a much bigger scale). I don't know if it'll work or not, but I thought it'd be worth trying.
|This is a wider shot of the area. It's a low spot in the yard where I've never gotten grass to grow.|