Our life here in the country is really simple. We don’t really go out much, especially when the husband is busy with his work. Apart from the hike over at Rough Tor, we didn’t really do a lot over the half-term break. Luckily, we have a big garden and when the weather was good over the holiday, T and I were out there, raking-leaves. She’s such a good little helper. She likes doing chores with me.
We actually like staying home. Of course, you’ll hear “I’m bored” or “There’s nothing for me to do” occasionally especially when the weather is bad. But I guess like all solo kids, she eventually finds something to do and when the weather is good, as mentioned, we are out in the garden pottering around.
Last year, we bought her, her own little rake and garden gloves. That’s one of the reasons why she loves helping because she has her own tools. It makes her feel more “grown-up” I guess.
We have a lot of trees out there, so we constantly have to rake the leaves, if not, there’ll be a blanket of mucky-brown leaves on the lawn before you know it. During school days, I consider this my autumn exercise, raking and wheeling my pile of leaves down the garden. But when T is home, it’s a mother and daughter team.
T also likes to clear her trampoline off the leaves.
My little gardener. Watch her go.
We have a compost pit where we pile all the leaves on behind our little barn.
Autumn is a second spring.
Where every leaf is a flower.
– Albert Camus
And there she is, resting after an afternoon of raking the leaves. And of course, Doc was also out there with us.
He likes to either run around with a stick on his mouth or lie on the grass and crunch on a stick that he’s found. You’ll hear him crunch, crunching on his stick.
And when he sees Boots, they like to stare and wait for the other to make a move and it’s usually Doc, but of course, he never out runs her. She’s the boss and he knows it.
Just for fun, T and I made a little shortie
What’s your garden like in Autumn?