Slow Down You're Mowing Too Fast


My husband and I split the farm chores for the most part, and mowing is no different. We have a large front yard dotted with fruit trees and crepe myrtles and its a two person job to keep it looking good.

 dual mowers 

I do all the 'hard labor' and use the push mower to mow the ditch by the road and under the trees where the riding mower can't go, while my husband rides in comfort on his John Deere with a cold beverage in the cup holder and his ear buds playing his favorite music.  But I digress....

 push mower 

Have I mentioned that I hate mowing and that I do all the manual labor ?  Okay, to be fair, my part only takes about twenty minutes while my husband's takes three hours, but still...mowing is not a chore I enjoy and I always put my head down and rush to get it done as quickly as possible.  That is until this past weekend.  

I was mowing under one of our apple trees and happened to look up to see a beautiful cluster of apples silhouetted against a blue sky dotted with billowing clouds.

6/7/2012 6:28:28 PM

Phyllis, welcome to the GRIT blogger community. Giving away garden plants makes for a great gift. It takes a special kind of gardener to give away the pride and joy of their fruits of labor. I hope to hear many more inspiring stories about your gardening experiences. Have a great day in the garden.

Bernadette Kuhail
6/6/2012 10:14:55 PM

This article came at the right time, in the right moment...thank you very much!

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