Leaves are a huge part of fall/winter around here. It seems like once they start falling, they don't ever stop! We have so many trees...and SO MANY LEAVES!! This is good, considering we use the leaves to add to the garden beds and till them under in the spring...but it's a whole lot of work to collect them.
If you read the "hoarders" blog, you know that we have piles of "things" all over the farm. Especially this time of year. But eventually, they have to be collected and consolidated near where they will be used instead of spread out all over the farm.
The kids love when we have "mulch day" (especially Kade!)in the summer months, which consists of cutting tall grass in one of our fields, letting it dry, raking it and then carting it with the mower and trailer up to the garden beds. We make a whole day of it and they really enjoy it!! Apparently "leaf day" is going to be a big hit as well! Even little Basil got in on the action, helping rake and move piles . Eilah is stronger than she looks. She could pull a full cart of leaves and didn't seem to have a problem with it at all!!!
We didn't collect anywhere near all the leaves on the property, but I feel like we made a good dent...and we have a nice big pile of leaves out by the garden beds to show for it. :)
Dylan and Harmony, whichever of us have the time to sit down and write for a few minutes. : )