Thursday, October 21, 2010

Turning over a New Leaf

My brother and I used to mow lawns and rake leaves for a living, back in our high school days. With our trusty bamboo rakes (actually our dad's rakes) and giant tarps, we removed truckloads of leaves from ours and our neighbor's yards.

Our son, Richard, has lots of trees (and leaves) in his sizable yard. He and his neighbor, Jamie, have pooled their resources and gone hi tech.

They can now cut the grass and suck up the leaves in one fell swoop, and then dump the compacted mixture on Jamie's compost heap.

Here is a picture of Jamie trying out the new leaf sucker. He graciously left some leaves for Richard to play with tomorrow when he returns from an overnight trip. :)

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