As the leaves fall

Autumn is a fan favorite.  Especially living in an area of the country where fall can been seen, felt, and heard.  The crisp feeling in the air, the majestic colors hurting from the changing of the leaves, the that smell of freshest is s and promise, and the crinkly of leaves and branches crunching under each step.  Fall is full of cute boots, snugly sweaters and cardigans, and tasty apple cider.  Fall, fall, fall arguably the best season.  Like all good things it must come with a price. The price for enjoying autumn and all of its glory is the leaves.  To be more specific the raking of those leaves.  Ugh!  To most, if not all, this is the worst parth3BGA0ZILt of the entire season.

Is there any way to make this part enjoyable?  Raking leaves can be a fun time right?  Obviousouly it sounds like an oxymoron-raking leaves and fun.  For those not under the age of ten it is nothing but a chore.  The only comfort that can be taken is at least its not snow.

After some digging and creative thinking a list was compiled of five ways to make raking leaves this fall fun.  That’s right FUN!  Full of laughter and joy.  Who knows it may be the most anticipated time after trying out a few of these suggestion.  One can never know.  Here it is few creative ways to make raking leaves an extravaganza!


Birthday parties, holiday parties, Super Bowl parties, graduation parties… leaf raking party?   Yes!  Why not?  In this society everything is celebrated no matter how big, small, or non exisitence the achievement is, it is and will be celebrated with gusto!  Now its time to include raking of the leaves.  A few rakes, some food, warm beverages, and a crowd.  With everyone around and sharing the work, the time should fly.  Rather it takes all night or one hour who cares?   Its a party, have fun!  Make it last night and end the evening with a warm and welcoming bonfire with s’mores and fire roasted hot dogs.


Regardless of a person is six or sixty years old everyone loves a great game.  Create a  maze or obstacle from the leaves raked.  Another opiotn make it into a race.  Yup, that’s right a race,  who can rake the highest pile of leaves within a set time.  Or a classic who can rake the quickest.  Any of these suggestions would make a great way to spend a Saturday, turning a chore into an event.


This may very well be more for efficiency than anything else.  Instead of raking leaves from one side of the yard to the curb or whatever, use a large sheet or tarp and have the leaves raked onto the tarp or sheet.  Then it can be easily carried to wherever.  This is great with kids.  They can rake a large pile of leaves onto the sheet or tarp.  Then they can jump and play in ti for however long.  When their done simply have them drag the sheet to the curb.  Any stray leaves can be quickly raked back into the pile.

As the leaves begin to fall and pile up it is not acceptable to look at them and smile.  Imaging the good times and special moments those leaves will be the background to at the next LEAF RAKING FESTIVITIES!

If I could invent one thing…

thAQFC4ITCIf you are reading this then it means that you and I are alive in a time where technology is changing at a very rapid speed. Something new is always either being invented, improved upon, upgraded, or altered. As soon as you acquire the most recent (input gadget here) there is a new version released six months later.  There really is no room to be complacent if you are in the technology world or field. It seems that we improve ourselves and our lives at a much faster pace then say, thirty or forty years ago. Of all the cool and new things that is available for the consumer there is one thing we should be anxiously waiting for its released. One thing that I am praying is created, tested and available to the public before my death.

I do not know how many have read or seen Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The story goes, this young boy, Charlie, is from a very poor but good family. Well there is a chocolate factory in his town, own by Willie Wonka, and he is running a contest that whoever buys a Wonka bar and finds a golden ticket can receive a full tour of his chocolate factory. For said town this is exciting news because the factory has been closed to the public for x amount of years.  Anyway Charlie finds a coin, buys a Wonka Bar (a chocolate candy by made by Willie Wonka), and therefore nubs the last golden ticket. He and few other children, along with their adult chaperone, tours the factory. Each child, except Charlie, failed in following the directions and is humorously removed from the building. Charlie ends up making it through the tour and is later gifted the factory. In one of the scenes, a young girl name Violet chews this gum that Mr. Wonka softly warns her is not ready for consumption. The gum Violet chews is amazing!  It has the taste full course meal. She claims to taste a turkey dinner, with cranberry sauce, and ends with a blueberry pie.  After she chews her way to the dessert portion of the meal, the blueberry pie, she begins to balloon with blueberry filling.  Violet then resembles a giant blueberry and has to be roll away and juiced.

What I am most interested in the different flavor gum without the side effects.  That’s what I want. A gum or flavor strip that has the taste of real food but none of the fats and calories. Would not that be amazing? I cannot even count the number of times I wanted to taste something without actually eating it. Just to have that flavor in my mouth. Without feeling full and bloated. How awesome would that be?

Enough with the daydreaming. Who knows when something like that will be available?   You know. However I have great faith in my fellow man, if a person can design a printer with the ability to print flesh, yes you read right flesh, then something like a deliciously flavor gum should be a breeze. I bet this gum actually exist but only the government has access to it.   Something they give to their agents in the field.   Meanwhile I need to get back to work. I have seven apple trees and three shrubs to prune. Not forgetting the cable and brace system, I have to install. These trees are not going to prune themselves.

That just gave me another idea for a new invention. With a little genetic slicing and ingenuity, self-pruning trees.   Well, maybe not. If trees are able to self-prune then I am out of a job and a business. Nope, that one I will keep to myself.