Or "How I Avoided Mowing Again!"
We live on a 5 acre farm we call "Crooked Tree Acres". On it, we have a small ranch house, a big old barn, big garden, a couple of raspberry patches, the back woods and the east woods. We probably mow 2-and-a-half to 3 acres. That's a lot.
Last fall, one of the riding mowers died, and so I was able to get me a "Big Boy" mower - a John Deere 445 Garden Tractor with a 60 inch mowing deck. Whoo hoo! I've cut my mowing time by more than half!
Of course, that was before gas prices hit nearly $4.00/gal. Sort of takes some of the charm out of it, eh?
So even though I now think that not mowing isn't so bad, the longer it gets, the slower it takes to mow. It's a vicious circle!
Well, the hot, humid days with spotty showers make the Amazon sound like Alaska - cool and comfortable! Our grass grows like crazy ( I swear you can see it!) but it is so wet that I can't mow without plugging up the mower and leaving huge piles of grass.
Guess I'll just sit inside, watch some tube and drink a beer.
Life in the Rainforest isn't so bad.
8 years ago