We are lucky to have a huge big tree at the front of our place - lucky in Summer as it gives us a lot of shade and helps keep two of the bedrooms cool. However we are not lucky in Autumn, as it drops a LOT of leaves on our front lawn - for weeks!
One year I refused to rake the leaves up and our poor lawn didn't cope at all and totally died. I learned my lesson that year, and now I know I can't leave the leaves for too long before the lawn will start to suffer. The last couple of years I have raked and raked and totally cleared the lawn of leaves, and then just a few days later it is totally covered again. After school I bribed the boys to rake the leaves up for me (they will do just about anything for some money for the corner shop!).
Harri surprised me and actually did a pretty good job.
Of course half the fun is throwing the leaves around.
Kobe wasn't too sure about sitting in a pile of scratchy leaves, but soon started to enjoy it.
All the people walking past our house had a little chuckle at him sitting in a pile of leaves. He wouldn't move at all and sat for ages just watching the boys.
Guess it will be a few days and we will be doing it all over again. I can't wait until the tree is totally bare. I hate the look of it, but at least we won't have to keep raking leaves up. Bring on spring!!!!