today i cleaned up the raised beds by pulling out the dead and dying plants. i tossed them in the compost pile. the minute i turned my back, the ducks and geese were in a feeding frenzy. it was like piranha! as you may know, ducks like to poop while they eat. having them feastwhile on the compost pile is a very good thing.
of course indiana jones came through to collect any errant dirt clods whipping them around the garden--thereby making himself and everyone around him a filthy mess.