How can Health & Fitness work under a Gardening subject header?
Gardening is exercise so I thought I would just go outside into the back yard and do some picking.
I started by getting hold of my ames plastic wheel barrow and worked at bending over and picking up acorns and putting them in the wheel barrow. It was a tiresome exercise. As I picked up acorns from underneath the Pinoak tree I noticed many good ones lying directly under large leaves that fell down on the ground from our Jack and the Beanstalk Tree which has very large leaves and they decay rapidly when on wet soil. It rained the last 2 days and the ground was very moist.
I put the dead leaves fallen from the Catalpa tree. Reference to the Catalpa Tree
Placed deliberately in bunches, those very smart local squirrels did this. It was an act of nature for sure but an act of intelligent nature, such as the nature of the very intelligent and smart local squirrels that eat our acorns. I put the acorns in the wheelbarrow, threw all the dead leaf matter into the pile under the Pinoak tree to provide some decomposition material for a future mulch pile.
I went inside after I thought I had been doing this task for just about 45 minutes, as I wasn't wearing a watch. When I went inside I asked my wife, "How long was I out there working on the lawn?" - She said, "You were out there about an hour and a half. Were you mowing the lawn?" - I replied, "No. I was trying to pick up all those acorns to put in a pile for the squirrels to get them off the back lawn but I got tired after 30 minutes and I must have burned up some calories." She said, "I think that you will be having lots of pain now. You are 60 years old and you are not a sping chicken any more. Better slow down a bit."
So, today I worked for an hour and a half, picking up dead leaves and freshly dropped acorns, so I will try this again tomorrow morning and maybe I can make this a habit, at least until I either run out of acorns to pick and dead leaves to mulch or until my back gives out, whichever comes first.
M.B. Henderson Elementary School was my school in the first days of my childhood in Dallas, Texas. I think they called them the Henderson Hornets. And If I am not mistaken, the name of their school newspaper was called the Acorn. In any case, Here is a link about M.B. Henderson Elementary School of the Dallas Independent School District, Dallas, TX.
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