Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Joy of Living in New England (Part II)

November 30 2011,

The leaves are finally raked, blown, bagged and dumped, but hubby says that we might have to do one more round, but fortunately we don't have to bag it because we'll just put it in our compost pile in the back yard.

The weather has been unseasonably warm, the second warmest November in history in the Massachusetts area. Doing the leaves has been more tolerable because of the weather. This year was not as bad as last year, mostly because we have finally gotten the routine down. Blow, rake, bag, dump. How hard can that be?

The total tally for this season is 74 of those 30 gallons yard bags and 12 trips to the dump in a one month period.

The spring bulbs are mostly planted, have about 85 bulbs left to plant, that will be a small project for this week. We did 100 hyacinth bulbs and 340 tulip bulbs. 85 of them were planted for our next door neighbor so that the tulips will be continuous from our neighbor's yard to our yard. Can't wait till it pops up. I am crossing my fingers that the squirrels and chipmunks don't get to them.

Quilt & Bitch


omgwtf said...

I can't wait to see how the bulbs turn out! :-)

Quilt+Bitch said...

I can't either. I need to remember to plant the rest of them.

p00lriah. said...

man, that's a lot of leaves.

Quilt+Bitch said...

... and of course you didn't offer to help.