Ohhh the sound of leaf blowers! They began this morning in earnest. With 45 acres to clean the blowers will be going 8 hours a day for the next 3 weeks.So much for the quiet beauty of the Northwoods. The “Billy Goat” (which is a leaf vacuum and mulcher) saves a lot of time, but it decided to go on strike yesterday by catching on fire. The guys are not too happy. The new parts can’t get here fast enough.

Hopefully the winds stays calm and doesn't undo all the work before they are picked up.

Will they be this happy in 3 weeks?

The vacation homes are all closed up for another season. Looking forward to another great year in 2011.