Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Maybe We Should Just "Leaf" Them There
Around mid week, I heard the weather guy start talking about a "warm-mild weekend" and started paying attention. I discovered that Saturday was going to be a gorgeous near 60* degree, and told The Boy™ that we were raking the yard. We waited until after lunch to give the frost a chance to melt off and the day to warm up, and then headed out. Suffice to say, we raked the entire thing and had all the leaves cleaned up by 5pm when it became pitch dark. I raked most of the yard myself, and the boys raked the leaves onto the tarp and hauled them to dump across the street. (Ms. Thang wasn't feeling well).It was crazy, and overly ambitious of us, and I for one was sorer than sore the next day, and will admit to some residual shoulder soreness even today, but it was sooooooo worth it. The yard looks much better. The hedges and herbs have their protective piling around the bottoms. All in all, it was a job well done. Bring on the snow.