Friday, January 04, 2013
While we were away, ALL of the trees in our yard lost their leaves. Lots and lots of leaves. When I arrived home, it looked like an abandoned house or something. How embarrassing.
So today I spent an hour and a quarter raking the leaves out of the street, the neighbor's yard and our front yard.
I raked up three waist-deep piles of leaves - enough to make myself a replica of a VW beetle or something. Here in town we can't burn them, so tomorrow's job will be to wheelbarrow them around back to the compost heap (which will quadruple in size).
Sure hope there won't be much wind tonight!
The best part is that according to SP, an hour and a quarter spent raking leaves burns 480 calories! Sweeping and raking for the exercise WIN! (No wonder our nation is getting fatter now that those horrible leaf blowers are all the rage.)