Raking leaves is one of those necessary projects with no end during autumn. I rake and then rake some more. Next, the wind blows or it rains and there are more leaves. But.my approach is simple: Get the majority of leaves up and into the compost and liberate the electric fence from any which lodge themselves onto it. If I dedicate myself to doing this every week for about an hour, then it is a small and manageable task.
That is, unless you have chickens.
Love our hens. Hate their help.
Try digging a garden bed with chickens around. They are there to supervise and assist, and eat all the worms. Clean their coop, and they are all a flutter to closely inspect our efforts. They peck at newly discovered insects, make certain the feeders are topped up, and kick about any new hay to make their nests just so. Truthfully, they are a little micro-manage-y.
But rake leaves, and they are beside themselves with mischief. Just look at the photos: