You Worked Your Ass Off Out There

Updated on March 11, 2020

The Second Time Out In the Yard In Two Weeks

The yard looks awesome

It is a nice start

When I go outside

It feels like time stops

I enjoy digging right in

So many leaves and sticks to pick up

A rock wall is in the front of my property

The leaves get all twisted and stuck

Deep in between many crevaces

Lots of people haul their leaves off to the dump

I have been grinding them up with my mower and trying to find a new use for them

In the past my town has recycled them

Turning them into a compost

That takes months even years

Last year I added my crushed up leaves to my lawn

Then I took more and added small amounts to my border plants

Thinking it would break down over the winter

I am not sure if it worked or not

I looked on line

I did not see any suggestions

Can you think of any other uses?

After five hours

Once again day light had retreated into the sky

Leaving me in darkness and just in time too

My body not as limber as it use to be

I took to Aleve to help with the aches

We had a mild winter

Last year at this time

The ground would still be covered with snow







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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      3 months ago

      John Hansen It is a changing world. The stock market keeps dropping to a new time low. The Coronavirus is on everyone's mind all over the world. I am not sure what will happen next. I hope in the months to come this will be under control. They said a vaccine may not be out for at least 2 years. We have to pray and hope people all over the world work together to make life safe again. The simplest things we took for granted are now tough and somewhat scary. Thank you so much for reading and sharing. I hope you and your family are healthy and happy.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      3 months ago

      Gypsy Rose Lee Being outside and with nature, no matter what you are doing feels so good. I am happy things are working out for you. I have never used PayPal or Payoneer before. I have never received any money through any online writing site. So you are way ahead of me. You might want to Google and see what other people think of Payoneer. They might tell you if they are reputable or not. I hope it is just a problem on their end and the check is on it's way. Please give me an update and I will try to find out any information I can. Thank you for reading so many of my poems. Have a great night.

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      John Hansen 

      3 months ago from Queensland Australia

      The fires seem long gone now although it has only been a couple of months. We seem to go from one crisis to another. Now everyone is sing to panic over the Coronavirus . In regard to leave, I just put them on the garden as mulch.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      3 months ago

      John Hansen I was so happy to see the piles of leaves go down. I look at the yard and it does make you feel proud. My front yard is done now next time off to the backyard. I am so lucky we never had to deal with a drought. Soon we have black fly season and that makes time out in the yard impossible. Cleaning the yard is unbearable. So I shouldn't complain one bit. How are things in Australia after all the wildfires? Thank you so much for reading and commenting. Have a fun filled night.

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      John Hansen 

      3 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Dream On, I always feel good after working in the yard. Look around and see a job well-done, and the aches just make you satisfied you worked hard. Though it does seem to get more difficult each year. A month ago everything was dead and not a blade of grass because of the drought, now we are having regular rainfall and the grass and weds have gone crazy. I am having to mow the grass or weed the garden every day it seems. Oh well, I'd rather that than have no rain again.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      3 months ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      I remember springtime yard work back in Latvia. In the meantime, I am busy writing and pulling in more money. Do you have any experience with Payoneer? One of my writing sites Textbroker went to them for payments. I have always been happy with PayPal and no problems. Now Payoneer received my copy of my passport and they got my W9 through Textbroker. Still, money Textbroker sent through them stays pending on their site now 2 weeks. Soon I will be able to cash out again but that won't matter is Payoneer does not put my money in the bank. I have written, called, yelled, and recently wrote to the manager al in bold letters. I am at a loss.

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