Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Leaves, Leaves, Leaves

Then and now...
The back yard in June! That's the button bush on the left.


The back yard today!

in June


Today! Can you find Weetie?

The button bush, loaded with oak leaves. That should take a good part of a day.


I can handle leaves here even though the stepping stones have disappeared.


and here behind the chicken lot.

Thought a little leaf post would be fun, yeah right!  and get it off my chest! What a difference a few months can make. 

Whew! I'm feeling better now. I may be crying later though...I'm going at 3:30 for a perm....and guess what Poppy's comment to me was, at lunch today! "I don't know why you want to go get a perm. You will come home with your hair looking worse than it does now". 

Love,
Henny


26 comments:

  1. Men can be meanies about thing sometimes. You'll be fine and glad for the rest after all the leaf removal. Very peaceful yard:)

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  2. Aw, haha. Silly men.
    All that wonderful leaf mulch waiting to compost.
    Stay warm and be safe. God bless.

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  3. Oh, from the mouth of men. Do they never stop to think? Ha! I'm getting my hair done on Thursday and I think I'll just keep it to myself. lol I found Weetie. :)

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  4. That is a lot of leaves! Do you have to rake them all up? Or do they go to compost? I saw Weetie in the picture! Good for you to take some time and do something special for yourself.

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  5. Men! They have such a way with words! (not)
    You have such a pretty yard. John took a terrible fall in our yard last week while blowing leaves. For now, we will just let them be! I hope you both have a nice evening. Raining here tonight.

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  6. That sure is a LOT of leaves!!
    I'm sure Poppy didn't mean for it to come out that way. : )
    I did spot Weetie.

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  7. Oh, Poppy!
    How did the perm turn out?
    I have natural curly hair, so I have never had a perm.
    Carla

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  8. I laughed so hard at Poppy's poorly worded comment that Bill wanted to know what was so funny. I laughed harder when Bill didn't see anything particularly wrong with Poppy's words! MEN!!!

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  9. Men, honestly, do they even notice our hair? Mine always says I can do anything I want with it as long as I don't dye it Old Lady Blue.

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  10. Oh my goodness that is a LOT of leaves! I had to really look for Weetie, sure blended right in.

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  11. I thought you had naturally curly hair! It always looks so pretty in any photo's posted with you in them! Wish I could help you rake-that's a lot of leaves!

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    1. Hey Donna. I've always has a little natural wave in my hair, but I love the body a perm gives. Thank you. :)

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  12. diane in northern wisDecember 5, 2017 at 4:23 PM

    Ha! I love your husband's comment about your possible new hairdo. Men! Enjoy getting a new perm and feeling pampered for a bit! Yes...you do have a lot of leaves....but then, Henny, you have a lot of trees! I love your pics whether the lawn is cleanly raked or covered with leaves. It always looks lovely, no matter which. I just wish there was an easier way to get rid of all those leaves, without all that back-breaking work. Hope you have a wonderful December, getting ready for Christmas! Thanks for your great blog. Kiss that Eli for me!

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    1. Hey Diane! Thank you for the nice comment. I don't know if you ever looked back (a second time) at our comments on the post about Shelby's jellies. I had given you the wrong email address. Well, wrong because I left out the 7. Shelby's correct email address is mckenziejam7@aol.com. I'm sorry. Also, if you would be interested, you can see them on Facebook. Their farm is called "Shelly Mac Farm".

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  13. You need a leaf blower! Best investment ever! Blow them right into the compost pile. It works great for light snow also.

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    1. Thank you. Actually, we have two. Poppy has an old gas leaf blower and I have an electric blower. The leaves blow into such a huge pile, we have to stop and haul them away.

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  14. Well that comment from Poppy wasn't very encouraging !! Make him cook his own supper ;-) Hope your hair turned out lovely!
    Ohboyohboyohboy! that is one lot of leaves. I've never thought too much of leaf blowers, but I think you are the ideal candidate for making good use of one. Maybe you need one from Poppy for Christmas ? ;-) You know men and power tools, maybe he will want to try it out .....

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  15. Poor Poppy put his foot in his mouth! I also thought you had naturally curly hair. In any case every picture of you ( not that there are many) your hair looks gorgeous!
    You certainly have a LOT of leaves. I'd be defeated just looking at them. Maybe you need a wild wind to blow them away.

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  16. Poppy does have a way with words. Don't they all? Makes a girl feel so good!

    You really should think about investing in a leaf blower. I do truly hate them (noisy old things) but finally broke down and got one this fall. They do make the whole job a lot easier. I have a couple of newer areas with pea gravel between stepping stones that are difficult to rake without raking out the pea gravel as well as the leaves but the blower makes quick work of them and the rest of the yard goes soooo fast with a lot less muscle power (and of course, fatigue).

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    1. Vic, we do have leaf blowers. Poppy has an old gas leaf blower and I have an smaller electric blower. When he starts blowing the leaves they quickly mound up into such a huge mountain of leaves that we have to stop and rake them on a sheet and drag them away. He hasn't used the blower in years, but did promise me he would get it out and at least blow the leaves that have fallen over where I've already raked. I don't think I can handle them all by myself this year. Thank you Vic. Yes, he does have a way with words! :)

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  17. Maybe Poppy needs to come up with a solution to the leaves instead of giving hair styling advice. But then I remember he sais you should just leave them where they are. buy him a leaf blower for Christmas.

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  18. what an amazing difference yet bot look so beautiful!
    if it was me i would just let the leaves mulch down under all those trees, perhaps just rake them off the path ways.
    you have a beautiful place there.
    ha ha ha your poppy is so funny!
    thanx for sharing

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  19. Whew, you have a big job ahead! Our leaves aren't even all down yet but I will need to get at that job soon too.

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  20. I'm curious, Henny - how hard exactly DID you punch Poppy after that comment?????????? :)

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  21. Awwww :( I bet your hair will look lovely. I do remember how perms used to smell - oh my! Years ago. I haven't had one since 1988, haha!
    You and my hubby should get together for a leaf-gathering party! He loves leaves, raking them into mountains and composting them for garden beds. When he sees lots of leaves, he just thinks "compost." :)

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  22. When I read Poppy's comment, I thought that there may be some history behind his comment. When I first get a perm, I always hate it for a week or so until it relaxes, but then I haven't had one for a long time. They have some new kinds of perms out there today that are lovely. They do keep improving them. I hope that yours turns out beautifully!

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