Earlier in September and October, I wasn't sure we'd have an autumn. It was colder than normal and a lot wetter too. But lately we have had some really nice weather. Well.....on and off. But such is the weather.
Last week, we cleaned up the first of the fallen leaves. Unfortunately, only about 15% had dropped from the trees. My estimate, clearly. Nothing official.
One week later, we're down to 80% gone.
...and I'm 100% uninterested in cleaning them up.
Unfortunately, this is just part of our yard. It's not the front or the back yard, so imagine how many more of these are strewn around the other sides of the house. Bother!
We're going to be totally lazy about the entire thing: we're contracting out. Seriously.
The city comes by about three times a year now (it used to be six, before budget cuts) to pick them up from curbside. We've already missed one pick-up and I am not in the mood to coordinate the other two. So we've contacted a guy who'll make handy-work of the crap on the ground in about two hours.
Problem solved. ...at a cost, but solved, none-the-less.
Song by: Paula Cole