Think & Write #91

No More Leaves!

I am fed up with them.  At the very sight of them, I despise them.  You would be too, if you had to deal with them all day.

When I think of leaves, I only think of two kinds of people that deal with them.  They’re either a city-slicker or a rube.  City slickers only have to rake their leaves into the street curbs.  A rube like me has to rake them into the woods.

One would think that it’s not that bad to rake them into the woods.  Well, it is if you have 5 acres of lawn to rake, with trees of every kind on your property.

My raking and bagging went from sun up to sun down.  Even at sun down, I wasn’t finished.

First, you have to rake all the leaves into neat piles.  Try not to miss any if you can.  After that, use a tarp.  For me, it’s the best way to get rid of those pesky leaves.  I can find no better way than the way of the tarp.  After that, you repeat until the yard is free of leaves.  If you have a big yard like mine, your back will be sore by the end of the day.

For me, I don’t feel anything right now, but I will certainly feel it in the morning.  All I want is no more leaves.  I don’t want to see another leaf.  These little pests may be good exercise, but are quite excruciating when it comes to labor.  I’m for good fitness but not for a sore back at all.  As little as I’ll have to do the next day, I just know that I’ll feel it in the morning.


©2012  K. L. Walker