Note: This thing doesn’t have a steering wheel. And, worse it doesn’t have a brake. And, it goes fast and faster.
We have a lot of area to mow. Okay so we have two big lawn mowers. But, I haven’t mown a lawn since I tried it when I was around 20 years old and Jack told me to forget it. Like forever. Hey I should have taken better notes on how to get out of yucky jobs. I might have gotten out of cleaning the toilets. ☺ Yeah like that would have happened.
Anyway I was stressing over not being able to do more around here so Rick (son) gave me a short lesson and away I went. I did the whole front, about maybe ¾ of an acre. I was so proud I’d have popped a button if I hadn’t had on a tee shirt. I did hit one tree but reasoned that there were a few others that looked like they’d been hit at one time or another. And, I missed a few spots but all in all, it was a pretty good job.
Before you think I’m kidding about a lot to mow. This picture is the middle sized area. The one I mowed was bigger and of course had those tree’s. Wonder why a condo is looking better and better? I’m beginning to grit my teeth when people tell us what a beautiful place we have.
There’s still 3 acre’s up back but that will have to be done with the tractor. It’s easier in that it has a steering wheel and a brake. I’ve only driven it a short distance. Another mini lesson from Rick. But at least I didn’t do what Kris (daughter) did. She hooked the bucket on the gate coming up from the barn. Linda and I stood there with our mouths open waiting for her to take out the fence. But she recovered nicely and no damage done unless you count her rapid heart rate.
It’s taken two days for me to recover and my hands are still a little tingly from gripping the bars so hard. At my age I think I’ll shoot for something scary every week instead of every day.