02 October 2016

Hard Work, Yard Work

So yesterday we decided that most of the leaves have fallen (say, 90+ percent) and so we attacked the lawn portion of the front yard with a leaf blower and a rake.

Eighteen 50-gallon bags of leaves later, we had a two-layer pickup truck load of yard waste bags to haul to the landfill.

This morning, we played hooky and did the same thing to the back yard. Only 12 bags this time.

This afternoon, we'll mow the backyard one more time, and then that's about it for the year. We also plan to inaugurate the fire pit which we so lovingly built several months ago, and have never used.

But first, I'm taking my lovely bride out to lunch.


FrankC said...

Have you not considered stacking some of those leaves in a wire cage? Let worms and weather supply you with mulch for your flower/veggie beds.

Old NFO said...

That's a LOT Of leaves!!!

LindaG said...

It is, indeed. But I guess they don't compost?

Be safe and God bless you all.

Rev. Paul said...

Frank, we do compost some of the leaves, but it's a big lot, with a short summer.

NFO, concur. But we can't leave the ground completely covered (no puns intended).

Linda, they do, but again, we have a relatively short summer, no flower beds, and no garden. Most in Alaska don't have a garden unless it's in a greenhouse.

Chickenmom said...

Save some for the fire pit - Ah, the wonderful aroma of burning leaves on a chilly Fall day!

Rev. Paul said...

Chickenmom, there are many autumn/early winter smells that I appreciate; woodsmoke is among them. Burning leaves, not so much. It reminds me too much of my firefighting days, extinguishing woods & grass fires.

Guffaw in AZ said...

Not to be Darrell-downer, but won't you have to do this AGAIN?
I get tired just thinking about it!
(and, I've been avoiding the tiny back yard here, until it gets 'cooler' and less wet. Trimming back the potted plants that are rapidly turning into the roadshow for Little Shop of Horrors, and policing up the dog 'leavens'.)

But, whatever trips your trigger! :-)


Rev. Paul said...

Guffaw, the two yards combined produced 30 bags of leaves. But that was the entire season's output of fallen foliage; we decided to only do it once. Anything else that comes down can jolly well compost itself!