|What the mower, with vacuum attachment, left behind.|
Yesterday we tried mowing/vacuuming them up, but the mower just picked up leaves and left the acorns behind. This morning I took some pix and put together my first Windows Live slide show as a way to explore the built-in software on my new computer. After some experimenting, I found I had to upload the video to YouTube rather than directly to the blog, then embed it here to get reasonable picture quality. It's a huge HD file. The "for the web" file that uploaded here was horribly grainy, and this one seems to be messing up the contrast. The acorns seem sunken in instead of protruding --not like the original photos.
A Giant Problem - Acorns Galore
Now what? I can't very well rake 'em up, as the small acorns go through the tines. John voluneered to push broom the entire area under the trees, about 1/3 of my agility practice yard, and bag them. But, they are still falling like hail when the wind blows, so there's no point in all that work right now. I'll have to confine my training to the grassy parts.
Which is doable if I move the weaves and carpets over there. I hate to kill my good grass with the carpet, but I need it to practice my Weave Relays before the Lake Charles trial. Unless I can improve Lucky's speed, no way she will ever get qualifying scores in Excellent B. I also improve my MACH points with Maxie, and chances of QQ's if he doesn't pop out of the weaves.
Always something else to resolve. Upwards and onward!