Saturday, October 16, 2010

Chore time!


In New England fall goes hand in hand with major amounts of yard work preparing for the coming winter. It means stacking several cords of wood for the wood stove and fireplace.


They say the average 80 foot tall maple tree can have as many as 1.5 million leaves and when you have several maple trees that's a lot of leaves!


It also means those beautiful autumn colored leaves will soon be hurling themselves to our lawn.


But that's OK because we're ready for them with our lawn vacuum!


See what a great job it does! Since we have a few acres of lawn this lawn vacuum does in one day what would take us weeks to rake...love it!


After a long hard workweek I’d much rather be sitting in front of a fireplace but since there’s work to be done I’m off to stack wood. I hope you all are having a more relaxing weekend! 

9 comments:

A Perfect Gray said...

wow! a leaf vacuum! that's the ticket. more time to enjoy those cozy fires!

sharon said...

Would leaf vacuum fit in my Xmas stocking? Hope it's not just you stacking those logs.
Have a fun weekend and wear gloves!
Sharon

The Zhush said...

That is some crazy leaf vacuum! And is it weird that I think that looks like big fun?:)

Stacey said...

Wow! So many leaves! Great that you have that leaf vacuum:-). Beautiful Maple trees too. XX

Mona Thompson said...

That's a whole lot of hard work. I'm with you, let's sit by that fabulous fireplace and chat!

Coté Provence said...

I love maple trees. They are breathtaking!
Nothing more enjoyable than being outside all day and coming in to a beautiful fireplace like that one!

xo

Debbie said...

Wow! I would love to have a fireplace like that one...
And a wonderful garden like yours, too!

DEBBIE MOSS

for the love of a house said...

How ironic... just yesterday I happened to count the maples up the drive- 15 :O! Per your calculation, that's a lot of leaves! One of the perks of living on top of a hill- they blow away faster than I could vacuum them! Note to self: do NOT show Dan Mike's leaf vacuum- he'll want one anyway!

ursula said...

I love that room! That vacuum rake is not so bad either!

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