Back in 2010, I got some free compost from the City of El Cerrito on Compost Giveaway Day. This year I noticed the city is giving away compost for an entire week starting yesterday until March 24th. This morning I brought a bucket with me to get my compost. I will try to go get some more if I can find another bucket to put it in. I love that earthy smell! Cracus loves it, too. He tried to eat it as I was trying to add it to the base of the mulberry tree. I think he actually ate a little. He likes to eat dirt occasionally.
While walking Cracus, I came across a patio umbrella stand someone left out on the sidewalk for free. It's a heavy duty one. Sure it is old, but who cares. It is just going to sit outside and get weathered anyway. I promptly picked it up with my car after walking Cracus back home. While walking Craucs, I also spotted a cluster of puffballs in the grass on the sidewalk. I collected all of them in one of the clean poop bags. I love having these bags handy. They are useful in many ways not just for picking up dog poop. With the exceptional rain volume this year, I have seen plenty of mushrooms while walking Cracus, but this is the first time I found something tasty.
I can't believe I got all these free things on the same day!