Raindrops on the oak leaves

Took this off the back deck too:


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.

Kim conquers the leaves

Now doesn’t this look better?


Here are the tools of relocation:

Craftsman chipper shredder vacuum

Craftsman chipper shredder vacuum

It has two forward speeds, no reverse, which can be a definite disadvantage, since it then requires tugging it back.   Kim said better than raking or blowing.  A wing nut fell off each side of the handle during operation, and the hose had a tear.  But even intact, I don’t think the hose worked well. 
The dogs were intrigued: