@ruouttaurmind found a corded mower (probably from the 70s) in perfect condition. Really loved it but then bought an Ego battery mower and am so impressed. Now have a number of other tools including their snowblower. Terrible how I will never need to run thru gas, clean mufflers and deal with so much noise!
@ruouttaurmind I would have agreed having tried another brand but things are really changing, imo. I can get two lawn cuts out of one charge of this mowers battery and since I have the snowblowers batteries I plop a charged battery in while fast charging the spent battery. There are even pro lawn companies using these machines.
Of course I still have my corded mower in storage. That thing is a beast!
Blowing out the garden hoses with compressed air before the first hard freeze. It made more sense when we were doing serious gardening and had an extensive drip system. Now we just have regular garden hoses. I suppose I could just coil the hoses in a way that forces them to drain, but it’s so much more fun to blast it out with compressed air.
@dannybeans I once rented a house with 3 walnut trees. Had to be careful about stains on the rugs from the bottom of my feet… but free walnuts was nice (although I was in competition with the squirrels for them).
@dannybeans@Kidsandliz we have a big English walnut out front, and in September the squirrels go crazy with the ripening nuts, so anything underneath them get covered with all this crunched up walnut meat mixed with squirrel spit. It’s really gross and just stains the hell out of anything left under the tree.
i live in an apartment and also don’t really have much of a yard anyway. i still chose the dead flowers one tho because i am emptying out my vegetable pots & plants from the summer. they’re seven gallon fabric pots so rather than take them up and down three flights of stairs individually, i’ll toss them out the kitchen window when no one else is around and then go down and empty and collect the pots in one go. (plants have already been cut down and put in the garbage so it’s just dirt.)
my actual favorite bit about fall though is cooler weather and hockey season.
Taking down the spring/summer decor and the ornaments from Mom’s ornament trees and bringing out the fall decor and ornaments. She had stuff for every season, holiday, etc. We only do the seasons, and Halloween and Christmas with her treasures.
I’m not sure favorite is the right word. But we wouldn’t miss doing it.