The leaves all fell off in one week


The backyard as seen from the deck above.


I am going to have to shovel this deck with a snow shovel.


But we can see the Mississippi River from our deck and living room again.

Yard Work Galore

Okay, the family is back in yard work galore.  But the big question, if we took all those oak leaves out last fall, why are there truckloads still on the ground after the snow melted?  I was excused because I am slow and because I injured my leg after 9 days in the Winnebago at a dog show.  Can we send out an airplane and send down an aerial glue spray to keep all those leaves on the tree?

Iowa is in the news these days and we are having a wedding here this weekend, must work fast….


Kim worked hard, lots of mud, check out the shoes…


Kim and Aylssa murder those leaves (are you sure this is spring?)


This is one of several leaf piles that ended up in the woods, hopefully to decompose and hold up the hill so our house stays on top of the rise instead of down in the Mississippi River.

What are we going to do with all of these leaves?

Backyard leaves 2

Backyard leaves 2

The Oak trees have dumped their load and now we have to cope.

Backyard leaves

Backyard leaves

We are going to tackle it tomorrow with a shredder vacuum chipper and a back pack blower.

Too bad John Deere does not make one.