These will provide a wonderful mulch for my garlic cloves and will be reduced to practically nothing by spring. In the meantime, they'll feed and protect the garlic. As you can see, I still need to clean up the weeds along the edges of the garden, so that next spring I can plant the peas as early as possible.
The chickens are almost finished doing their thing in the garden. We still don't have eggs yet, but I'm ever hopeful when I go out to check on them.