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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?


November 7th, 2013

This past week I’ve been doing my fall cleanup in earnest. No doubt many of you are doing the same. Pots are being collected from throughout the garden and are being stowed in the garage. Tender potted plants are being brought indoors for the long winter. Compost piles grow taller and taller as the weeks go by. Of course there’s always an animal by my side helping out.
fall cleanup
I really want to seed a few containers of herbs for the winter, but I’m finding it difficult to find the energy after a long day of work and chores. It’s really not a huge deal, I will find the time to do it after the snow starts to fly.

Are you doing fall cleanup around the garden?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.