This was our 2013 Jayco Flight Swift 198 RD


Wednesday 26 October 2016

Yard cleanup

Yesterday morning we were greeted with a layer of frost on the ground when we woke up.  Brrr, I’m not ready for winter weather and hopefully we will avoid it altogether.  As soon as the sun was out things looked so much better outside and in the afternoon we decided to cut the grass one more time, maybe the last time this year  (hopefully). 

We’ve got quite the routine doing this chore. Me, riding the “Green Machine” lawn tractor, Benno using the self-propelled Husqvarna push mower with Honda gas engine where I cannot get at with the big machine. When all is cut, I go around with the weed trimmer to trim along the fences from both sides. However, we recently bought more property from our neighbor and now the process has grown to a bit more work and time to accomplish this task. In addition there are large trees across the road and the wind had blown the leaves onto our properties.  Benno uses the leaf blower to help with the piles, but it takes still some effort.

At this time of year one does not know how the weather will cooperate.  Most RV folks are getting ready to leave the campgrounds if they haven’t done so already.  Benno winterized our travel trailer because we don’t want to take any chance of freezing temps to damage the tanks and water lines before we are also leaving for warmer climates somewhere south of here. My husband is eager to turn the “White Hawk” trailer around for an easy hook up, but we have not made up our mind when to depart. Will it be at the end of November or will it be after the Holidays.
It was time for me to collect my fairy garden and various statues to put them away to sleep until next spring.  Sad to see it all disappear.

They are calling for a snowfall in Ontario this coming weekend. “Good Heavens”
So, do I rearrange my garden shed to park the snow blower in front or, do I keep the lawn tractor up front?  I pray that the snow blower will collect dust!!!

That was quite a busy afternoon for us working in the yard, but we were on a roll and many of our neighbors were out too with the same tasks.  Finally we were done and it was time to cook some dinner.  Guess who had some boredom while we were working outside and decided that our made and orderly bed would be a good playground?


  1. All that work outside maybe if the Doxies (Children) had been on the deck where they could see you rather then messing up your bed would have been a better idea.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  2. Rick, they were for the most part of the afternoon but stayed inside after their dinner. Yep, you cannot trust puppies ;-)