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