I spent 3 hours today racking leaves...just in the front yard. I hear a lot..."I love your neighborhood because of all the trees." Yes, it is very pretty until the leaves start falling. I was coming home the other day and noticed how terrible our yard looked. Everyone around us have yard crews that come and fix the leaf problem. However, we don't have an envelope for that, so we are enslaved to our yard. It is always a sad scenario to be working so hard only to see more leaves fall. I do however feel as if I got a good work-out!
When my brother and I we were little used to rake leaves for my mee-maw and earned some cash doing it. Her yard was a 20 bag job at the minimum. So, I am counting my blessings that I only bagged 6. But dang...If only I was paid for it!
I am pretty sure our next house (if there will be one) will be without a gigantic tree in the front.