Fall clean- up

tractor (free clip art)

tractor (free clip art)

The leaves have started to fall off the trees and cover the yard. That means I am going to have to get out my tractor to mulch them. I love this time of year! I just purchased a new tractor at the end of last season.

I am quite excited to get outside to try the new tractor. It should have no trouble eating up those leaves. There are so many leaves that I am going to also have to manually dig them out of my gutters and drain pipes. Oh well, better now before the weather turns colder.

Strobe Lights Are Fun

strobe lights (free clip art)

strobe lights (free clip art)

I can remember back in the “day” when my dates and I would go out clubbing. There would usually be a live band playing music way too loud, but we would have a few drinks and dance the night away. It wasn’t until “Disco” came along when the live bands were replaced by a DJ that spun records and operated strobe lighting which created a very festive mood. It was around that same time that I noticed the skating rinks started to use disco balls and strobe lights during their skating sessions. I always felt that they added an element of fun. What did you think?

Whether he Discovered America or not, it must have been exciting when they spotted land!

Columbus Day (free clip art)

Columbus Day (free clip art)

I have grown weary of the discussions about whether Columbus actually discovered America or not, and the Native Americans saying that they mourn Columbus Day because they have been treated so badly. I agree with their assessment that they were treated badly, I really do. Don’t think I’m saying otherwise. I just am tired of the discussion. The point has been made! So many employers nowadays don’t give their employees the day off for Columbus Day, I don’t really think it is a holiday anyway! Just another excuse to run some sales, and for schools to close for a day.

Where ever Columbus actually landed, after his long voyage, I have to say that one thing is likely to be very true – the sailors must have been very excited when they spotted land – wherever it was!

Leaf peeping

moose (free clip art)

moose (free clip art)

I have been searching the internet for fantastic foliage drives. Some of my friends and I would like to take a fall trip. We might end up by just traveling to one of my friend’s family camp.  He has a nice cabin in the woods.

This camp would also be a great location to hunt. There is an abundance of moose here as well. I love moose. There is nothing like a charbroiled moose burger. Maybe I can find some moose meat from last year to bring along. The guys would like that.

Harvest

Harvest (free clip art)

Harvest (free clip art)

Today was a harvest day for the garden. The season is coming to a close too soon. Everything has to eventually though. I really enjoy my garden every year. This year was a pretty decent year as far as production goes.

I will be pulling up the tomato plants and cucumber plants. Unfortunately, I had slight tomato blight on my tomatoes. It turned the leaves yellow and essentially killing the plant before the fruit was ready. I was able to get some fruit out of it but it was limited. Next year hopefully they will have discovered a better preventative for this disease.