My daughter is finally learning to drive a car. She is just starting out so she hasn't made all the mistakes yet. For instance, last night she drove over a pitchfork lying in the road. It was dark, so I guess she didn't see it in time. But I was in the passenger seat and I saw it. By the time I opened my mouth to warn her, she had driven over it. I heard it thwack the bottom of the car, but I won't know until tomorrow if it caused any damage. The tires are ok. After she ran over it she stopped and I got out and picked up the implement and tossed it into the car. In North Jersey, they have a phrase "fell off a truck". It means stolen, like "Where did you get that mink coat? My boyfriend gave it to me. He said it fell off a truck." But this is South Jersey, so I guess this garden tool/political symbol really did fall off a truck. She drove on and that was the end of the story. However, there is a slight twist. I have a compost pile that has been growing for about 15 years. I never do anything with it, just pile on the grass clippings, leaves, and table scraps and let it stew. My company held a 'Be Green' information fair just a few days ago. Several of the booths had information on composting, so I asked them what I should be doing with the pile. I never really intended to do what they said, but I was just interested. They said I should turn the pile upside down and inside out every now and then with a pitchfork.