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It is officially a lawn now... [Jul. 11th, 2012|06:11 pm]
...because I have mown it. Don't get me wrong, it still has a looong way to go, but the overenthusiastic bits have been brought back under control.

Between the septic tank, the drain field, and the various irrigation pieces, the yard is full of PVC pipe ends and covers. I had mentally divided these into "obviously too tall to mow over" and "short enough to mow over". Imagine my annoyance when I discovered a third classification.

Now imagine my father-in-law's annoyance as he reads this post and realizes that I made this discovery using the riding mower he loaned me.

Next stop, Home Despot for a cutoff wheel for my drill and some new pipe end caps.

Also, two freaking hours to mow it. Subsequent mowings will go more quickly, but I don't see it getting much shorter than an hour and a half. As Blackadder said, "some sort of hat is probably in order."

On the other hand, it's already been a hella productive week--we planted the bay tree and six blueberry bushes on Monday, teh_boy and I got the irrigation drips run to them on Tuesday and split a bunch more wood for the pizza oven, we picked up enough fertilizer to perk up the whole lawn (will spread that tomorrow after I fix the pipe ends), and today I got the mowing done. That, and my Vitamin D counts have to be through the roof. :)

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