Did you know you can burn 240 calories for every hour of leaves raked? I have never been so lucky to only rake leaves for an hour. It always turns into an all day or weekend event, and that is usually round one of the leaf drop. You know the drill….head out side with several layers of clothing because the mornings are chilly and in no time you have peeled off most of the layers. You spend the day raking, only to look up and notice all the leaves just waiting to fall on your freshly raked yard. You vow next year to cut down all those huge trees that are causing this mess, but come spring you fall in love with them all over again. You spend the day raking and probably sneezing a little, sweating then getting chilled when taking a break and defiantly, working up an appetite. So add up all those hours of work at 240 calories per hour and you have earned a well deserved reward. A Milky Way bar has 228 calories, Bo’ jangle’s French fries have 344 calories and a S’more only has 277 calories.
Pile the leaves up and jump in with the kids and play for a while and you have the right to eat anything you want that night. I guarantee you will sleep great, maybe wake up a little sore, but defiantly proud of yourself for how nice the yard looks…that is until you walk outside the next morning to get the paper and see that your neighbors’ leaves have blown all over you lawn. Don’t waste your time cursing and shaking your fist at the trees, because, like I said, come spring this will all be a faded memory.