Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Leaves

The yard....



Before Thanksgiving, I  got a good start on the yearly leaf raking!  Well that "good start" has long since been covered over again with leaves.  Yesterday was a new start.  If I can rake at least one hour a day,  could the yard be nice for Christmas??  Sounds like a riddle to me.  Maybe the riddle should be, if I rake every day until Christmas, will I be able to walk?  Why is this job so overwhelming this year?  Sometimes I feel like lighting a match and throwing it out the back door!  I'm kidding.  More pictures, in case anyone has forgotten how many leaves need to be raked up...I'm looking for sympathy here...






(I should have been raking instead of taking pictures)

Poppy says he will try to find someone to help me with the leaves, (yeah, I know, I thought the same thing).  It's not like me to ask for help.  But gosh, imagine me, enjoying my coffee, watching the leaves being raked and hauled away!  Maybe when they finish with the leaves, I will ask if they do windows! :)

Speaking of riddles...mama and I were out shopping together several years ago. She was lots of fun to shop with.  Mama loved looking at greeting cards, she loved sending greeting cards.  Uncle Myron's birthday was coming up and she needed a card to send.  Now mind you, mama would get tickled over anything and laugh until she would get whoever she was with tickled.  That's why she carried a tissue wadded up in her hand, to wipe her eyes, from laughing so hard.  So, there was this card with a big grasshopper on the front...the verse inside said, "if it takes a hen and a half, a day and a half, to lay an egg and a half, how long would it take a grasshopper to kick all the seeds out of a cucumber?"  Mama started laughing.  She laughed and laughed and laughed!  People were beginning to look at us.  She had me laughing too.  Mama bought that card and we got out of there. 

This post is not any good for anybody...but it did make me feel better! :)

Do come back!

Love,
Henny Penny









15 comments:

  1. I would have laughed at that card too!
    The snow is hiding our leaves most successfully!
    Jane x

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    1. Thanks for visiting! Here in North Carolina, I am afraid we won't have enough snow to cover our leaves! :)

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  2. Dear Henny,
    I have checked homework until my eyes are blurry. I just checked in for a bit pleasant distraction. What do I find? Your uproarious riddle....I just fell off the sofa from laughing. I started laughing, then the dog starting staring, and it tickled me. My hubs eventually came to see what the big thud was and saw me on the floor laughing. Now he got on in too. We note that your riddle very much resembles middle child's math.

    Thanks for the laugh!
    Love,
    Jen

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    1. Jen, I am glad you thought that riddle was as funny as I have over the years. I still laugh every time I think about it.

      Love,
      Henny

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  3. I am no good at riddles. I don't get it..but it is a good thing to laugh! Yes you have your work cut out for you with all those leaves..you could wait for snow to cover them:)

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    1. We probably won't have enough snow to cover our leaves. Our snows are usually just a dusting. Our last big snow was the year 2000! I have enjoyed seeing pictures of the snow storm you are in!

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  4. Henny - Can you run a mulching lawn mower over them? (The leaves). I feel for you, beg for help! Love, Terry

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    1. I surely do need a nice large mulching mower. My little mower would never do the job! Lopve, Henny

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  5. If we lived near by we would come and help. We are still working on leaves also. The front yard don't look that bad but Frank keeps working on the back. He has taken the bobcat to the back yard 2 times already. Wishing you luck!

    Love Vicki

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    1. Oh, thank you Vicki. Looks like you all have plenty to rake too! Love, Henny

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  6. Mama, I love this!! I can just see Grandma and her little tissue. And I can see her laughing. I love that riddle. I laughed out loud. Love you! Lynn PS - I loved seeing you today!

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    1. Thank you Lynn. I miss hearing mama laugh! Loved seeing you too! Lets do it again soon!

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  7. You need a leaf blower! We just bought one this year and wow - what a difference! We're getting too old to rake!

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  8. Arlene, thank you! I definitely need something. My husband has a very old leaf blower. It is big and loud. I may look into getting a new one, something I can manage.

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  9. We got the backpack kind - easier on an old body!

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