Sunday, October 20, 2019

Busy Day

Saturday was a busy day.  We made a trip to the landfill...they are only open on Saturday now.  We go about once every three weeks.   I did some laundry, washed some windows and then had a short nap and went out to mulch more leaves...this is the 5th mulching.  One or two more times should do it!

Mulching.  I have special blades on my lawn mower, the blades pulverize the leaves...basically most of the leaves turn into dust....it makes a great natural fertilizer for your lawn!  We have mainly Oaks here, Red, White and Burr Oak.  If the leaves are left on the lawn over the winter it is a real mess come spring.  It is bad enough that the White Oaks keep many of their leaves all winter so you still have leaves to take care of in the spring.  A heavy bunch of Oak leaves will mold and kill your grass.  Mulching blades also come in handy taking care of grass clippings...they are all returned to the grass in tiny pieces.

Toward evening we met Jen, Andy and Jonas 60 miles north of us for supper and returned the dogs to their rightful owners.  Jonas is the foreign exchange student from Belgium...he is a pleasant young man, we enjoy visiting with him.  They had all been traveling in Northern Minnesota....and we took care of Miss Miney and Little Elvis for them.
Tamarack or Larch are turning their golden fall color.

I am still tired.  That Flu Shot knocked the stuffins right out of me.
Far Side

18 comments:

  1. I love those mulching mowers but The Mister insists on bagging. We have a riding mower with a vacuum system but it's still a pain to get on and off to empty the bag which has been known to catch on fire from time to time. It's an epic struggle with the leaves every year even after taking out 12 trees last fall.

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  2. We call them tamarack or hackmatacks. Lord knows why.

    Lisa
    Spring Peeper Farm

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  3. I had a flu shot last year, the first time since I retired 14 years ago, and I had the same reaction, only for longer. I don't think I'm getting one this year!

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  4. I don't have that much in leaves around here, but do a fall mowing to chop things a bit shorter so there is less to rake up in the spring. I always have a LOT of pine needles and pine cones. I used to rake up the leaves and dump them in the pasture and the equine and cattle would sort through and eat some of it.

    We don't have many tamaracks around here, but they are a curious tree for sure!

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  5. We use a sweeper to gather our leaves, but I like the mulching blades idea best, because of the fertilizer benefit. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope you feel better.
    Thanks for visiting me.
    Blessings,
    Sue

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  6. When we had five children to rake, leaves were not a problem. Now that we are empty nesters, we have a mulcher, too.

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  7. Dennis bags all of our leaves but although we had an early fall/snow, lots of leaves are still stubbornly hanging on the trees. Then we get snow that stays and they fall when it's impossible to clean them up until spring. Very frustrating for him since he likes a neat looking yard.
    I still don't feel well from my flu shot last Tuesday. Added to that I've had a strange humming constantly in my ears since Wednesday. I feel like I'm losing my mind! I wonder if it's related to the shot. Pretty cooincidental.
    Have a great and restful Sunday.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  8. Thanks for explaining about mulching the leaves. We do leave grass clippings on the lawn, and use a rotary lawn mower to pick up and mulch some of the leaves on the lawn Those go into the compost bins or right on to the garden beds to be worked into the soil. We have more fir and cedar needles than leaves here. I do rake leaves from the lawn several times in the fall. Those go into one of the flower beds for mulch. I like returning everything back to the soil.

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  9. Mulching mowers are the bomb!
    Hope you feel yourself soon.

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  10. I hope you're feeling better soon. I need to make an appointment for a flu shot - I haven't gotten one in the past, but my grandson is allergic to eggs thus cannot have the shot. It's important that his family is so we reduce the likelihood of his exposure.

    Have fun in the leaves. :)

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  11. You got a lot done considering that you were feeling low after the flu shot!!!

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  12. Mulching is highly recommended.

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  13. My husband has been doing some mulching too. We have over an acre with lots of trees, both pine and hardwood. And this year we have a large section of lawn in the backyard that has died in spite of his reseeding efforts. The soil feels like concrete in that whole section. But the rest of the lawn is lush and thick yet. It's a mystery.

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  14. You sure get a lot accomplished for being so tired! You are amazing...the things you get done. Sounds like your mulching is going well. How nice that you had a good dinner with your family and then returned their pups to them. We have one of those darn trees that keeps it's leaves all winter...don't like it much...hard to see the lake through it except for a short time in the spring! Hope you're feeling much better soon!

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  15. Sadly I have never seen a mulcher mower outside the house is left to hubby to see to

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  16. I forgot about Jen and Andy's exchange student! He is certainly seeing the sights with his host family. What a wonderful experience--for both student and host family!

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  17. I'm going to see if I can get those blades for my mower. They sound wonderful. What pretty colors you have for fall. What a nice drive to meet and eat and greet!

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