We basically live in the middle of a forest so every Fall we are inundated with leaves. They are everywhere, if we tried to burn them we would probably cause a forest fire. Last year we dumped them into the woods, but since we are trying to turn the woods into pasture that won't work any longer.
We tried piling them up and letting the goats and sheep eat them, but there were just too many. We packed a few away for Winter treats but another solution had to be found.
My dad suggested that we put them into the chicken coop. The Commander thought the idea was silly but he gave it a try. He took tarp loads of leaves into the coop and stuffed them under the coop, into the corners, and eventually had the whole area 6 inches deep in leaves. Notice what the sheep are walking on, shredded leaves.
The chickens and guineas initially were baffled by the massive amount of leaves, but they soon got down to work. They systematically shredded the leaves into pulp. They did such a good job that the Commander filled the coop a second and then a third time. All the leaves are now gone, they make up the floor of the coop area.
I am an Ocicat. My duties include; security (rodents), counter intelligence (predators), infiltration (sneaking) and night surveillance.
I live in NE Minnesota on 10 wooded acres with; my best friend Mocha, three dogs, chickens, Guinea Hens, Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Cascade Sheep, Icelandic sheep, and a few humans.
When we moved here it was completely wooded, our plan is to turn this property into a working homestead.