03 October 2010

Oh What a Tangle!

Here comes the cold and the wet all of a sudden (although I saw it's supposed to be in the mid to upper 70s again by the end of the week!). The catch is, we were kind of hoping for a dry weekend before another drastic change. Hubby had hoped to cut the grass yesterday, but instead the rain barrel got a little fuller as the skies opened up! He can't cut the grass in that, of course. It can really get to be the 'tangle' I mentioned in the title if the leaves fall before the grass gets cut. No one will have any fun trying to run a rake through long grass to collect the dead leaves!

It's really too bad sometimes that I'm not more ambitious about having a nicer looking lawn. If I could try getting into rain harvesting, I could probably have a little greener lawn up front where everyone would see it (our back yard must be a little lower, because it has no problem growing long and green!). Maybe next spring I should check out some rain barrels for sale and see how it all works.


siteseer said...

always.... always have the lawn shorter in the fall so the leaves can blow over to the neighbors. Collecting rain does sound very interesting.