Fall Yard Cleanup

The local black cat came to visit…

I had to take advantage of the day.

The meteorologists had said that Thursday would be warm and that on Friday, things would change. At least, that is what I remember and most importantly the fact that I needed to get a few things done on Thursday before a cold snap came in.

I dislike doing things involving water when it is cold out. I needed to do the rain barrels: drain them, clean them, turn them over, put away the hoses and apparatus and then set up the downspouts so that water would be flowing away from the garage.

Luckily, my Thursday morning worked out so that I could do so and even get the major yard hoses put away in the garage.

The pond is all set to go. I still have to clear out the lily pads, after they die off and I will have to put several clothes poles to maintain the rope I have running across the pond. I will then have to ‘seal’ the netting by setting the edges under heavy rocks. I find all that a no brainer and easy, however.

Our large chairs, umbrellas, and wrought iron chairs are still uncovered. I will place them under the table and put a huge canvas cover over the whole thing.

I will have to put the storm window up in the playhouse. The door sweep is in place and I have put the transparent, self-sticking sweeps up on all sides of the door, mainly to keep out insect pests, but also to keep out the wind.

I will have to arrange everything in the garage so I can get at least one car in. To be honest, children’s cars and vehicles take up a surprisingly large amount of space in the garage.

All in a day’s work!

About Richard Koerner

Sixty something, father, papi, educator, organizer, Francophile, traveler, amateur photographer, gardener, cyclist, kayaker, calligrapher, cinephile, reader, and overall renaissance type human being.
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