Hi there!! As we all know, Fall is officially here. And we of the gardening variety and members of SOFG (for more information and to become a member, please visit Cory Cat Blog and talk to Master Gardener Jonesie), know that just because Fall is here it doesn't mean our work in the garden is finished. No, no, no, no!!
The word 'fall' implies that something will drop or go down without support. We all can think of a lot of things that fall, but in this case I'm not talking about food falling in our dishes, or rain falling on our heads (though rain does play a roll in today's topic). I'm talking about LEAVES!! Leaves in the Fall are pretty and when they fall, they are like big colorful snowflakes. Playing in a pile of leaves is also fun, or watching birds digging through leaves. But leaves aren't always welcome and eventually they have to be removed from most places...I'm especially talking about rain gutters. Rain gutters must be kept clean of all debris and leaves. Yep. This is very important otherwise when those big Fall rains start, the water won't run freely down the drain pipes, but will get backed up and will overflow over the gutters and possibly you'll get a waterfall of water on your head if you just happen to go outside at the wrong time and in the wrong place.
As you can see in the above two photos, I am busy making sure that the drains (well, in this case, the DRAIN PIPES) are clean and free of leaves (no, I am NOT SLEEPING, I had something in my eyes when this picture was taken!). This part of the job is very, very demanding - hey! it's a lot of work looking up the drain pipe!! Oh, and no, I don't actually clean them myself, I'm the boss here and it is my job to check, control and snoopervise...it is someone elses' job to actually do the CLEANING!! In fact, after I finish here, I'll have to get up on the roof and check the gutters...maybe I'll save that for another day though since now I'm just plain pooped out and need a nap. Later.
Only 2 days until D-DAY. What is D-DAY? Some of you know, but the rest of you will just have to wait and see....we're not sure ourselves exactly what the D is (though maybe you can guess), all I know is that things are going to be crazy around here...and it won't just be for a little while....I can feel it in my bones and I'm not sure I'm going to like it. Not sure at all.