I know when I moved back to Pittsburgh I asked for this.
I love fall. Raking leaves requires a different adjective. LeafWars 2009 is ON!
Forgive the lack of a “before” photo. This was after about 20 minutes of hard labor
Following a chat with SuperNeighbor on Sunday morning, I decided he had the right idea. Do a little bit each day. Ignore the areas where there are still trees full of leaves. I spent an hour out there today. Did half the back yard and most of the side yard.
I wore gloves. My palms were still a little unhappy with my time spent rake-in-hand today.
It’s a great workout. My heart rate was probably around 140 for nearly the entire hour.
It’s not going to look anywhere near this good in the morning.
And it was great to be outside on a beautiful fall day.
And there are plenty more backyard leaves just waiting for me tomorrow. ::sigh::
But how do I really feel about leaf raking? Hate. Loathe. Detest. Abhor.
It’ll be weeks before I see the end of LeafWars09. Here’s hoping I can just stay even in the daily battles. I'd much rather shovel snow. There. I said it.