November 2012

Projects for fall leaves

Leave the leaf blower out of this!

Are you enjoying the gorgeous color explosion and wondrous, windy weather that is fall yet? I sure am! Just today we raked and played in the leaves a bit, and after our 4-H meeting my daughter and her friends ran outside to jump in our piles and giggle over the leafy goodness of it all. I just adore fall.

One of our favorite things about fall is the changing leaves, which is something I know lots of people enjoy. Unlike our ancestors, who usually prayed to their gods for the return of summer’s bounty and might have been unsure about whether or not their green trees would return, we are lucky enough to know that it’s 99.9999 percent likely that our crops will return (unless we, too, do not return from some zombiepocalypse or what have you).