|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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