I'll just rake them up and make use of them! Today was a good, but chilly, day to rake up some leaves and use them to cover the vegetable beds.
As always, my faithful canine helper was by my side, dancing in the leaves I was raking and dropping her toys into the piles.
Nick was off doing whatever boy dogs do in the woods.
Eventually, Stud Muffin took pity on my frozen carcass and came out to help by blowing the leaves into piles.
Dixie, the neighbor's dog came up the road from the woods and Nick and Sassy greeted her and then showed her the way off of their property!
Dixie's in the middle. Nick hopes to get "lucky" but she's not interested in him!
I (we) managed to get 4 tarp loads before my hip had had enough.
I still have plenty of leaves on this lawn alone, but got 2 of the veggie beds covered for the winter. Should provide nutrients and keep the rain from "crusting up" (official gardening term) the soil.
Dinner is in the oven: Meatloaf and baked potatoes. I am cooking carrots with dill and lemon, and Studly, who doubles as Billy Crocker, made an apple crumb pie!!