Sunday, September 22, 2013
Like the crisp autumn air? Like the crunchy leaves? Good, come to my house and grab a rake, or two. the big autumn race begins. With my garden tractor, we can now mow the lawn and mulch the leaves at the same time. DD has the hang of it and MOST of the thirty or so trees will shed their heads, but two huge maple trees wait until the middle of November after the snow, to do it.
When I see people writing about how their leaf-raking is such a big chore and I see five or ten dinky piles, I laugh. Amateurs.
For us, leaves are merely something to take up our time, energy and gasoline on the tractor for a solid month,, every other day... the squirrels and rabbits use them for nests, but we could supply the STATE with enough for the wildlife. WAY too much to compost for us, only some of it. My dream is to have the railroad cut about two dozen of their trees down soon. That would not even leave our pair of hawks homeless; hey live in a tree in the field behind us.