So, for the past many years my dear husband has driven around and around our yard with his faithful lawnmower and leaf picker-upper thing. This thing is truly amazing. It is like a HUGE vacuum cleaner that gets pulled behind the lawn mower, sucks up the leaves, mulches them, and then compacts them. When it gets full, it gets brought back in our field and added to our leaf pile (which by the way is where our pumpkins and gourds just magically grow out of every year).
Well, this year, there has been a changing of the guard! For the first time, our 11-yr-old was given the opportunity to try his hand at being the leaf picker-upper guy in our household, and he did a fantastic job! (He did wear ear protection while he was actually mowing. This was just a smile for a picture!)