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My daughter is telling me that the trees are ready to take a nap. The leaves are falling. She is also ready for the snow, but our winters are relatively mild in Houston, so I am not sure that we will see any snow this year. I do wish to have the garden ready for the winter months though.

I sweep each morning, or so it seems. Sweeping is a restful exercise, and the one year old loves to help. She has her own broom, and she pulls out a tub into which I place my leaves. What to do with the leaves becomes a question. I am beginning new compost piles, and I began to prepare my garden for winter by using the leaves as mulch. With the leaves falling, I began to think about other ways to have my garden ready for winter.
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