A post from Kelli–
So there are good things about living in the country…and not so good things. One of those is having a nice big lawn. It’s nice to be able to have space and not feel like I’m living in my neighbors back yard, but that nice big lawn also has to get mowed.
I dont know quite what happened when we moved to our own farm, but since we moved, mowing doesn’t seem like it’s been quite so bad. I think that a lot had to do with the fact that its ours and partially that I often have a day or afternoon off so it’s easier to have time to mow.
For the most part, I end up mowing about once a week, but it would probably be best if I was able to mow every 5 days or so. Dad has a theory that the farm air is a kind of fertilizer to make the grass grow faster and thicker and I definitely think that’s true at our place.
Recently, our in-laws lawn mower broke so they’ve been borrowing ours until they can get theirs fixed. They had borrowed it last week and I told Jason that I was going to need to mow Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday. He came in the house on Tuesday and told me that if I was gonna mow, he could run me up to the farm and then I could drive it the mile or so down to our place.
It was kind of nice to take things a bit slow and see the things that I dont often take the time to look at when I’m driving the car. About half way though, the lawn mower died.
Of course Jason didnt answer the first three times I called, but luckily I was able to catch his mom.
After he got some cattle loaded up, he came to save the day. Within a few minutes, he got the mower going again. I think it had something to do with a choke, throttle, wires, or something. All I was concerned with is that it was functioning.
I took a few more pictures on the way back down the hill too.
Isn’t it so pretty?
I really felt that it was one of those times where I realized that sometimes slowing down is important.
Luckily Jason followed me down to make sure that I got back fine.
I ended up being able to get the lawn mowed with only one little incident which Jason also fixed…he’s such a good guy!