The leaves have finally all dropped from our trees. We try to pick up the leaves only once every fall, and today was the day. We dressed appropriately for our all-day chore, and before we headed outside, we asked the cats if they wanted to help.
Of course, they said no! They were going to take a "well-deserved" nap together.
We headed outside to begin our day's work. I like to use our mulching mower with the bag attached to pick up as many leaves as possible. The mower mulches them, along with the remaining grass.
Meanwhile, back in the house...
We need to make many trips to the compost heaps to dump the leaves.
I swear I heard snoring in unison...
We took turns mowing, dumping, raking and picking up sticks. Our brush pile is as tall as me, and is used by the birds as a shelter all winter!
Still cat napping!
We live on a corner lot, so we have more grass to mow. We completed the front and side property by lunch time, and came inside for a nice hot bowl of lentil soup.
Oh, you smell our soup, huh?
After lunch, we headed out to do the back yard. We raked leaves away from the flower areas, then mowed them up. We will be covering some of the beds with a layer of leaves once we settle into a deep freeze. We finished up just as nightfall approached.
No, they never lifted a finger, or paw, all day (unless you call this lifting a paw). Sometimes I wish we could both trade places with the cats. I would enjoy an all-day catnap once in awhile!