Minnesota Farmer

30 days: It’s yard work after the harvest
November 21, 2013, 8:41 am
Filed under: Fall, Farm, garden, harvest, house, pond, projects, snow, water garden, weather | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

It’s day 21 of the 30 day challenge and I have some yard work to do.

Farm yards, just like city yards need work, but our yards are bigger.  When the harvest is done, there are things to do to get that yard ready for winter.  Leaves are blowing around and the grass needs to be cut again, tree branches have fallen, and the yard just needs a tidying up.  Many farmers wives have jobs off the farm and weekends are busy too, so the farmer must now tend to his yard work.  I’ve been up on the roof cleaning gutters and doing other small maintenance on the house.

100_1735We also have an artificial pond near our house so blowing leaves need to be removed from that before they settle in.  The pumps must be pulled up and the heaters put in to keep our fish happy when the ice forms.  Every little thing you do to make your house and yard better means you have more to care for before winter sets in.

Today the temperatures are falling and snow is in the forecast.  Looks like I may be on the last possible day of yard work.  Better get going.



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I miss fall yard work. I miss being outside in jeans and a sweatshirt, burning a pile of leaves or pasture, the whole atmosphere of fall in the country.

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