Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Goat blowing leaves

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

"The struggle itself...is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy." Albert Camus.


RJ

Erin O'Brien said...

And then there's the Weber kettle.

henry said...

love the weber. hate the leafblower. At a minimum, he should issue ear protectors to any one within 500 feet. It's the most anoying noise ever.

Jeff said...

I'm going to have to agree with Henry on this one. I woke up this morning to the soothing sounds of landscapers at my apartment complex. There weren't enough pillows in the world to bury my head under.

Now, it's coffee time.

Erin, I dig this blog.

Erin O'Brien said...

No one detests the leaf blower more than me.

To the Goat's credit and due to his work schedule, he generally completes this task when the rest of the neighborhood is at work/school. I am in the house wherein the double paned windows mute the noise to an acceptable level.

I fear the leaf blower will one day launch him and he'll fly around the neighborhood, the blower acting like a vintage sci-fi power pack. I just hope he can figure out how to land and steer.

henry said...

it should be called something besides blower. maybe leaf mover or something. Why? Because the word "blow" is one of my favorites.

Jeff said...

@Henry - I think you're on to something, here. "Leaf blower" sort of implies the leaves are getting way more out of the whole process than they should be.

(S)wine said...

yea, i'm w/the fellas up above, HATE the leafblower, but....seems the Goat is efficient and considerate and the task seems gigantic, so the leafblower is necessary, i guess. i love your property, by the way.

henry said...

Yes. nice property. looks like a park. have you considered cutting down all of the trees? No leaves! I guess not.

LimesNow said...

That parklike setting seems so foreign to me! I'm kind of envious. Here in the desert southwest, we don't have the leaves to contend with, but every bit of debris and junk the unceasing wind blows into our yards. After the wind blows, then we go out and blow.

Erin O'Brien said...

Limes, you make me want to compose a song called "Everybody's Blowin'"

LimesNow said...

The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind!

standing on my head said...

this looks like "leaf herding" to me. this is one of two things i'm glad i don't have to do any more-the other is shoveling snow.

Kirk Jusko said...

Ever read Crankshaft?

Just Another Girl said...

Oh gosh, that brings back such bad memories. It's my old yard and I had control of the leaf blower. I'm very impressed with the efficient job said Goat is doing though and he doesn't even look miserable :-)

Joshua said...

Hmm...looks a lot like what I did last Sunday. Except the leaf blower didn't work for shit because more than half of it is pine needles stuck straight into the ground. Had to go manual.

-Joshua

VideoDude said...

One manufacturer calls it a "Air Rake". I like that better than Leaf------!

Anonymous said...

Of course the Goat isnt miserable. No man could be miserable when he straps on that much power.

@Kirk, as I was reading Crankshaft, the husband was actually on the roof with his leaf blower, cleaning the gutters.

jo

Al Penwasser said...

If a leaf-blower doesn't BLOW, does that means it SUCKS? Just fun with words.

Kirk Jusko said...

@jo

HA! Right out of the strip!

jford said...

I have an electric leal blower, but I hate the thing. I much prefer the rake. I like to feel the rake against the ground as it gathers and crushes the leaves. Plus this year there is an inordinate amount of acorns from the woods on the next property, so the rake is more effective. Plus, I have much more control using the rake.