OK….this is a mixed blessing kind of day….why? Well, you all know that I love to play in piles of leaves – and you also know I don’t like loud noises. Today my parents are getting the big, noisy leaf machine thingie that Mom attaches to MY (!) lawn tractor out from the basement……they’ll be making noise this weekend for the first time this fall. Time to start “sweeping” the yard in front and back to pick up MY leaves.
It takes them about an hour to do this whole operation. Dad stands by with a rake in the designated leaf dumping site (there are two of those in the front woods)…..Mom scoots around on the tractor pulling the noise machine around while it vacuums up the leaves, grinds them up into little pieces and puts them into the big bin on the back. When it’s full she heads over to where Pop’s waiting – they dump the bin thing and off she goes for another turn around the yard. Cool huh? Yeah, well it may be cool but it’s noisy!
Even though I love to play in leaves (Mom never did get me to sit still long enough to take my picture in a pile of them…..tee hee), it’s also rather fun AFTER the fall leaf pick-up thing is finished. Why? Well, because all those ground up leaves are in a huge pile about two feet deep in the front woods. When Mom and I are outside together we can walk down there and she lets me dig around in the leaves….yes I get dirty – isn’t that what boys do??????
So, I’m going to just find one of my quiet nap spots as far away from the noise as I can and know that leaf season has begun and I have to get used to it. Sigh. Of course there’s always winter and that noisy snow blower thing AFTER this is over with….hmm….which is better……?!
Happy Friday Everyone