More Than Just Raking
I’ll take a rake over a shovel any day.
Raking is relatively easy work and can make the yard look better in a short time. It’s easy enough that even our twin three-year-olds helped this fall, thanks to a pair of kids’ rakes from the neighborhood hardware store.
Raking may make my back a little sore the next day, but it’s nothing like the digging we did earlier in the year to prepare the front yard for a small retaining wall. Raking, even a lot of it, is reasonably painless. Digging, however, even just a small amount, can be backbreaking.
But moving earth can be gloriously rewarding. It can do a lot more to improve a yard than just collecting the leaves. Though my soft side still would take the rake anytime.
Digging in Divine Words
Which is why I need to periodically remind myself to slow down, bore in,…