A couple of men in the church came by to “sweep” our church yard. They were able to use an attachment on the back of the lawn mower that swept up fallen leaves and pine needles and left them for the city to come bye and vacuum up. Yes, our city has a big vacuum cleaner that goes around sucking up dead leaves and pine needles!

We usually don’t have to do this until fall is well under way, say around October-November. But, this year it’s been so dry, the poor pine trees starting shedding their dead needles early. They need moisture and less heat – neither of which are in the forecast.

Here’s a photo of the vacuum truck!

It sure was a hot day to do being “fall” work!

2 thoughts on “It’s That Time Already?

  1. Ava Kinsey says:

    That's really neat! I wonder what they do with all the pine straw and leaves? They'd burn an engine out if they had one down at my mom's! (South Mississippi in the middle of the piney woods.)


  2. Valerie says:

    The dust in the picture is caused from the truck's chewing up the pine needles. They just turn it all to mulch. I'm not sure where they dump it, though.


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