Yep, it is that time of year again. Already! We love, love, love our giant Maple tree. She is beautiful, provides us plenty of shade in the summer, beauty all year round, and for all that she provides us, we have a price to pay.
We get to rake up and somehow get rid of all those beautiful leaves. You remember how much fun we had our first year. Last year was no exception, and every year here on out will be the same. This year we tried to do things a little different. We thought we would just burn the leaves.
So while this was somewhat successful and what a lot of people do around here, we found that it created a LOT of smoke and pine needles and leaves really, really stink when you burn them. So we stuck with the tried and true. Load up those tarps and haul it off to the woods and compost them.
|Snow shovels - not just for snow!|
Some of us had the all important task of holding down those tarps. Yep, tough job, but someone has to do it. So he paid for it accordingly.
And off it goes.
Oh the joys of fall! It is so beautiful it is worth the little bit of work that goes along with it.