Just Do It

| 5/16/2018 8:07:00 AM

Country MoonI am a planner, not to the point of having every little detail of my life planned, but enough so I have some order in my life. I tend to err on the cautious side, I think things through before I jump in... yes, I do read the instructions before attempting something new. I also tend to back away from machinery and equipment that I am not experienced with instead of just going for it and trying to figure it out on the fly.

However, this whole perspective changed this past week as I even surprised myself. Like many of my adventures and misadventures, this escapade happened in the garden.

All of these years, my garden has been separated into two because we had originally landscaped with a huge boulder right behind the first garden spot. Also, there has always been an old tree stump in that area. It has been a pain to keep it weeded and to get in the small area to mow.

Enough was enough. I decided to make things easier. So, Ron Hacker was so kind as to bring his backhoe over and remove them both for me. Then there was the issue of removing the rest of the sod and actually making the space into a garden.

My Ron and Wyatt have always been around when something needed done and I have always been perfectly content to be the clean-up person and let them run the tractor. Well, this year they weren't around and I was anxious to get the garden ready for planting.

Totally against my norm and being as non-mechanical as I am, I decided to "just do it!" After all, I had learned to drive Ron's larger International tractors, so I could certainly learn my little one.

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