Saturday, April 28, 2007

mowing

ok so i am mowing our property and it pretty much takes me three days.

first i hit it with our tractor and the brush mower, which was yesterday.

then i hit it with the rider mower...today.

finally i fine tune it with the weedeater...tomorrow.

you may as why i bother mowing when we live 3 miles at the end of a dirt road, and have about 30 sheep who should do a pretty good job of eating it down? go ahead ask me?

well, i am glad you asked. first it is because i am just crazy. next, the sheep won't eat the foxtails once they have headed out and i am beginning to believe don't eat them at any stage. the foxtail have a way of finding their way into the ears of our dogs, as well as, in one case anyway, the eye of our horse. anyway this adds up to pain for the puppies as well as our pocketbooks. finally you factor in the 10 foot section that buffers our road and our property that if, say, someone were to throw our a lit cigarette butt in would look as if armageddon has begun.
all this to say it is not for the asthetically pleasing air of a well kept home that i do such things.

anytime you wanna come up and help, i'll let you drive the tractor.

BTW it looks like the clan of the Sharp's will be here on monday. looking forward to their visit.
if you have not "met" them yet check 'em out http://thecobaltseason.blogspot.com/ and make sure to check out their music

3 comments:

Lora said...

hey brett. fun to catch up with you a bit via your blog. congrats on the birth of keiran. say hey to ryan & holly for me, and if you and the fam come down to the bay area it would be fun to see you.
foxtails suck.

peace-

Amy said...

well, it seems blogger ate my comment yesterday! I have three 'helpers' who would love to drive a tractor. Hoping to come see you all very soon!

nellie said...

Brett - great to have you back!