But it was high time to rake:
You see what I mean? Normally, I wait until ALL the leaves are down, but I was in serious need of some activity points to counteract the effects of some out-of-control snacking I'd participated in earlier, so I thought it might not be a bad idea. Plus, I had a set of brand new Fiskars rakes to try out. (Did YOU know Fiskars made rakes?! Yeah, me neither. But hey, at $14 for the PAIR, I couldn't go wrong.)
Fidget tried to get the last leaves out of the trees for me, but soon gave up and went to play with Lucky instead.
And all too soon, that fun is over, too.
But at least it's leaning-on-the-rake fun instead of actual raking "fun." Which isn't actually fun.
Although I have to say, as far as I'm concerned, it's one of the more enjoyable yardwork chores. Especially on a beautiful, warm sunny day with a wonderfully light-weight, smooth-handled, non-blister-creating-even-though-I-couldn't-find-my-gardening-gloves, aluminum Fiskars rake.
Ah well, I needed more exercise anyway.
Nuts, I may have to revisit the idea of raking the whole 4 acres after all...