The leaves are flittering down from the trees and it is time to get things decorated and organized for the fall while also preparing for winter. I thought I would give you a little fall yard tour.
The toys that normally scatter our front porch have been cleared to the workshop for the winter. The pillows are fluffed and the chairs are ready for some crisp days with a hot coffee.
Our Flag is not seasonal, it lives here year round.
The garden bench is ready for evening rest while waiting to see if any fairies show up to their houses that have been made with love.
The leaves are picked up, for now. More fall every day. In my yard it is easy to understand the whole origin of the season called “Fall”. This is one of the most difficult tasks of the season because I don’t use the lawn mower. It’s a big John Deere tractor and I tried it once, it died in the middle of the lawn. I got discouraged. I never did it again. And while we are at it, I don’t use the leaf blower either. I could rake, but, no. That means it is totally my husband’s job and I can’t help.
Most importantly, the wood is stacked. We heat by wood because it’s either that or electricity and I don’t know about you but I think $500 a month for electric heat is a bit ridiculous. Have you ever heated your house with a wood stove? It is a heat like none other. It can get messy but it is so worth it to have heat that warms your home so thoroughly, you can often find us in shorts in February.
What do yo do around your yard to get ready for the changing seasons?