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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.
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  • GABY1948
    I love raking leaves...but not THAT many! Have a great week!
    1613 days ago
    You will be staying busy.

    Better a hawk in the tree than bee's and wasps.

    It's cooling off here as well and i'm even wearing my sweatshirt for the first time.
    1614 days ago
    Maybe you need to run an ad: FREE COMPOST, for the raking!
    1614 days ago
    LINDA I am thinking this year might be easier on us. Some people have taken down trees. Mostly because we have had more tress damaging homes. They were planted too close together. My English oak sheds in the spring. My back neighbours Maple was taken down in the spring so there are fewer leaves to get in to the old pool. HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1614 days ago
    I read someplace that you use leaf compost on root vegetables. Good luck and enjoy. :)
    1614 days ago
    "Like the crisp autumn air? Like the crunchy leaves? Good, come to my house and grab a rake, or two. "
    * :D

    I hope to never have such a large yard with that many leaves.
    1614 days ago
    I definitely do not envy having to get rid of all those leaves, but I sure do love crunching through them. I am, however, jealous that you have hawks at your house!

    1614 days ago
    Interesting blog! Thanks for sharing.
    1614 days ago
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