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Raking leaves early to prepare for an early spring.

I thought I had it licked. One bag of leaves, two, three, four and still counting.

It is hard to calculate by looking at a yard full of leaves mixed with acorns from a Pin Oak tree. I had already raked a few large piles of leaves but I was not prepared for the several more bags I would have to fill before I was finished.

Today I filled up 4 bags, 30 gallon sized Glad Forceflex to the top. One was too heavy to pick up so I dragged it across the lawn to the edge of the driveway at the fence. When I finally parked it against the fence I saw a rather sizable hole in it.

Tomorrow I will do some more raking and bagging. I really need to get it all done so I can get with the next project, which is dig out the weeds in the 6 flower beds where I intend to do some spring gardening. I don't let things worry me all the time. When I am out side doing yard work I don't think about my troubles or the world's. I let God handle all that mess. He's the one in charge in the first place. I am just one of his humble servants.

I am not perfect. I give it all up to the Lord. If I am granted another day I will spend some of the time foolishly but try harder to spend at least part of it doing good things and that begins with taking care of our property one pile of leaves and a bucket full of wild weeds at a time.

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MegL wrote on February 18, 2016, 12:52 AM

Gardening is an extremely useful activity not only for exercise, but also, as you mention, for its relaxing and restful effects, despite the possibility of a sweaty brow!

Last Edited: February 18, 2016, 12:54 AM

lookatdesktop wrote on February 18, 2016, 10:15 AM

Oh I will be sweating, as soon as the warm weather arrives and that might be as early as April in Big D, Dallas, TX. lol.