Every weekend brings a new opportunity for leaf and nut shell removal.
I spent 3 hours on Sunday blowing, hauling and removing all my leaves and the beech nuts that fall from our trees. I figured that might last a week or so, but not so. We got a little rain Monday and by Tuesday you couldn't tell my leaves had been cleared. Glad I bought the biggest Stihl backpack blower several years ago, but its still a lot of work.
Last week I went out and bought yet another super heavy duty 12x22' tarp so I can haul them down the road to a spot where we can dump them. I really need one of those quads, but that would be out of my price range.
Because of the beech and maple trees in my yard they are staggered in their falling times, I'll be doing this dance until December.
I remember thinking when we built this house that keeping every single one of these trees we could and still fit the house in was a good idea. Every fall I kind of regret this decision. Now, 28 years later it will cost a small fortune to cut a few more of them down.