The first several years we lived out here, all our trees were small enough that a good autumn gale was all we needed to get our yard clean. These days all are trees are HUGE. No amount of wind seems to send them very far, so rake we must.
The job to be tackled -- and this is just the back yard. The side yard is about the same.
Love that partially toothless grin. Daddy just threw her in the leaf pile.
Hiding Leo's beloved ball in the pile.
Where is it, Leo?
Sniff, sniff, sniff!
He found it!!
Using Peanut as a weight to hold the leaves in the wheelbarrow. She had the best job of the day!
Part of the side yard. Love the golden carpet!
While the Engineer and the girls worked on the yard, I swept the garage, put the remaining outdoor furniture away, and winter prepped several other things.
All clean and ready for snow, salt, and sand covered winter driven vehicles.
At one point we came in to warm up with hot chocolate and fall sugar cookies. Then it was back to work!
As it turns out, we finished in the nick of time because this is what we woke up to this morning.
How about you? Have you seen snow yet -- if you live in a snowy part of the world?