Son John came by today to chop up a few of the leaves I got from the neighbor last week.
He dumped eight bags of leaves onto the lawn and ran over them with the lawnmower, then spread them out on the north garden.
He tilled them in once, then made another pass. He even got back into the corner where the kennel used to be.
The entire north garden got a good layer of leaves dug in for the winter.
I'll leave it rough all winter, then rake it into wide beds in early spring. Once the beds are formed, I'll top them off with more leaves that have been composting over the winter, and a good layer of composted manure. That will be turned into the top few inches of each bed and allowed to settle before planting.
Hopefully the weather will be nice enough to chop a few more bags of leaves and till them into the east garden tomorrow.