We have a lot of leaves in our yard from all of our great trees. These leaves make great compost. Here we have two out of the three compost chambers filled with leaves. The compost chamber in the background is filled with household green waste. But, we cannot put the walnut tree's leaves in the compost due to some crazy enzyme. So, we have all these leaves all over and I really don't want to throw them into the green waste bucket if I can help it; I'd prefer to be able to use them somehow.
So, I thought maybe I can make leaf tamales as tinder for our fireplace. I asked the Google about this and it seems other people are doing it a little too. I started by just rolling leaves in newspaper. Then, I laid the newspaper on a large Tyvek bag and scrunched up the leaves before rolling them and the newspaper into a tamale. Have you ever done this? does it work for you? I'll let you know how it works!
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