In the fall we rake leaves....

... and in the spring we rake leaves.  We rake leaves all. The. Time.  I hate it.

But at least in the spring, raking those ugly, brown soggy masses results in the exposure of new, green growth underneath!  Spring is so much better than fall for that reason alone...

See all that green!?!? It means spring!

Can you believe that it took me over 2 hours to clear one-third of that hill?  No, I'm not an incredibly slow worker (well actually, maybe I am, but that's not the reason in this particular case...), it's because I was harvesting gravel.

You see, the long, snowy winter meant lots of shoveling.  Lots of shoveling meant throwing lots of gravel into the hill.  Gravel in the hill not only looks stupid, but it kills the plants.  So I spent about 4 hours (not including the 2 spent on the leaves by themselves) picking gravel out of the mulch and leaves.  Not fun work, let me tell you.

Thankfully, I was alone....

I'm taking off work today and that means more yard work! It's supposed to be a beautiful day - here's hoping!


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