Sunday, June 21, 2009

Raking leaves and seeds

I think our girl has her seasons mixed up. She said it was time to get out the rake to clean up all the leaves and seeds that fell during the spring. What? I thought you were supposed to rake leaves in the fall.
She must have known what she was talking about, because look at this pile. It looks like a big pile of dirt, but is really full of millions of tiny leaves from our mesquite tree.

Here you can see all the seed pods from the mesquite tree. These are really hard and hurt if you step on them. We are quite happy she raked these up.
We know these piles of leaves and seeds look small compared to the big piles of maple and oak leaves some of our friends see in the fall, but they are HEAVY! Each pile weighs about 60 pounds!
Let's get these piles cleaned up and out of the yard.
Oh oh. It ooks like there are lots more seeds in the tree waiting to fall down. Don't tell me we will have to do this again in a few days! There better be a yummy treat in it for us!

8 comments:

Teddy Bear said...

You both are such great helpers. I hope that all the seeds fall quickly!

Love,
Teddy Bear

Hana said...

My Mom rakes up leaves but she is always afraid when she has to pick up the leaves to deposit them in the yard waste can. Who knows what kind of yucky bugs are in the leaf piles.

Deefor said...

Wow. Heavy and bad to step on. Good thing you helped your girl get rid of that stuff. I'm going to watch out for those mesquito trees.

Deefor

Maggie and Mitch said...

We've never seen a mesquite tree before so we googled it! It's very, very pretty but a 60 pound pile of leaves and seeds? Holey Moley! You definitely deserve treats after working this hard!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Lorenza said...

Hi, Blu and Comet!
That looks like a lot of work!
We have mesquites here too!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Kodak the Eskie said...

My mommy says I just get in the way when we rake. You guys did a great job!

Joe Stains said...

dang, you have some serious labor issues to resolve over there. It is way too hot to be doing that anyway!

Furkidsmom said...

That's a lot of work! You do deserve extra treats!!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids