I was busy in the yard this weekend -- mainly because I wanted to avoid writing my 50,000 words towards NaNoWriMo, but also because I wanted to try out my new blower.
It's not really new, it's just that I never knew it mulched leaves! What a bonus!
When my dad got it for Matt for his birthday last year, I thought, "We'll never use this." And I only used it once to blow and I found it obnoxiously loud. But this weekend I tried out the vacuum/mulcher feature and it's super. Now I can put mulched leaves on all my garden beds and I won't have the carpet of congealed leaves to pull off in the springtime; I can just leave them to nourish my plants... yum!