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Friday Favorite: Fall Cleanup

October 28th, 2016

I love fall, the cooler temperatures, the colorful leaves, the garden cleanup chores. There’s something soothing and relaxing about cleaning up the garden in fall, none of the harried nature of spring. I guess that’s because you know there aren’t 100 chores still left to do when you finish one. As you check them off the list, they’re finished until next spring when the snow melts.
I love mowing the leaves, mulching the gardens, building the compost piles, clearing out the garden, etc. There’s something wonderful about seeing the earth ready for a rest, I always wonder if the garden looks forward to the winter rest season as much as I do.

What’s your favorite fall cleanup chore?

One Comment to “Friday Favorite: Fall Cleanup”
  1. Nebraska Dave on October 29, 2016 at 8:50 am

    Susy, my favorite Fall chore is to crunch up the fallen leaves with the lawn mower and spread the mulch out on the garden beds. This year our Fall in Nebraska has been perfect. It’s been a little dry with very warm temperatures. The colors are more vivid than usual and are staying on the trees longer than usual. The weather predictions for next week are 70s all week which is about 15 degrees above normal. The lawn is still a nice lush green instead of the Fall brown that it usually is by this time of the year. It’s a fitting end to the crazy weather year. I’m sure the hammer will fall when we least want it to but that’s kind of the way nature is, don’t you think?

    Have a great Fall cleanup day.

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