Thursday, November 12, 2020

To rake or not to rake

Most of the leaves have fallen from the two large red maples in front of our house. A lot of them collect on the driveway. It's time to rake them up. That's what we're planning for this morning if the weather cooperates. It was raining a little when we got up.

One of the two big maples. Most of these leaves are on the ground now.

The raked leaves will either go into the compost or onto the vegetable garden plot. I still have that big pile of mulch to move, too. That will get spread over the vegetable garden plot soon. I hope.


  1. Well, you know how I feel about taking. I would always say I may as well wait, but I couldn’t help myself. Living surrounded by trees in Connecticut I probably raked 7 times each fall, vowing I would wait until they all came down.

  2. If we could send you our 8-year-old grandson taking would be done in a jiffy. He loves to sweep and rake!

  3. I typed "rak..." but spell checker changed it. I caught it the second time but didn't see the first. It even tried it in this message, but I caught it.

  4. If I were there, I would help you rake, I really don’t mind it. We couldn’t rake leaves here even if we were so inclined because tropical storm/hurricane Eta has been dousing us with rain for days and will continue for a couple more.

  5. I like the notion to 'no rake' to give the leaves a chance to compose etc.


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