In the fall, raking leaves is a major
chore in many households. Leaves
must be gotten off the ground and,
typically, into one pile. In the olden days,
after a decent interval for jumping, the
pile was then burnt; nowadays, it is
more likely to be the compost pile, or
the place from where the leaves will be
taken to the dump.
How do the leaves get to this terminal
location? Usually, the leaves will be
raked into a number of smaller piles,
and then carried in baskets, old sheets,
or bags to the designated spot.
Sometimes they are blown rather than
raked, but raking is the more strenuous
activity, and will be assumed in our
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