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A Fun Day Outside

November 14th, 2008

On Wednesday Lucy and I spent the day outside doing some end of the season cleanup. I mowed for the last time. This time of year I bag my clippings & leaves for my compost pile, most the year I follow the mantra “Cut it high, let it lie”, but this time of the year the chopped leaves & grass make wonderful free mulch.

Lucy had a great time running around the yard as well. She’s back to her spry energetic self now that she’s finished with her antibiotics. She spent the afternoon running around trying to play with me while I was working.


Lucy doesn’t like to have her picture taken, she usually refuses to look at the camera. She doesn’t mind these kinds of pictures though, it’s almost like she poses for them. Who knew a pound puppy could be so sleek and pretty!

I still have tons more leaves to rake, but with the rain we had yesterday and the forecast for today, I think I’ll be finishing up that chore next week.

Anyone else raking up some wonderful compost?

4 Comments to “A Fun Day Outside”
  1. farm mom on November 14, 2008 at 11:09 am

    Ginger is the same way!! Hates the camers pointed at her. (Hence the reason her face is always turned away in photos unless I’m far away.) We do that method too (cut high, let lie) and we use the leaves in the garden and the compst. It’s good stuff!! :)

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  2. Frugal Trenches on November 15, 2008 at 6:45 am

    Oh I’d love to spend the day with Lucy running through the leaves!!

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  3. Dee/reddirtramblings on November 16, 2008 at 10:59 am

    Lucy is a beautiful dog. Your photo with the stripe is great. We just finished our sweeping & last lawn cutting too. Of course, I still have bulbs to plant.~~Dee

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  4. Kelly on November 16, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    I love the Lucy pictures, she is such a beautiful dog! She sure was having a great time!!!

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