There are some who do not like it. The greening of the grass in the pastures, fields, and of course; our lawns or “yards” as I am prone to call them. Myself, it seems like something I thoroughly enjoy doing; that is as long as I have no problem with the lawn mower.
I have almost three acres to mow; so I use a rider. Last Spring and Summer I had to use a 20 inch push mower for a while, and it about wore me out. I had mowed it a couple of times with the push mower when I found out I needed some stentz in my heart. It was a work, a miracle of God, that I had not had a heart attack.
After I had my two weeks off from work, driving the School Bus, and resting around, I was glad to return and to mowing the yard.
This Spring I have an old rider, praying for a new Cub Cadet with a 50 inch cut, a lawn tractor. Something like that would, most likely, last the rest of my life; and even have some life left to pass on to one of my kids.
At any rate for the second time I mowed the front yard last evening after I returned home from bus driving, and getting more gas for the mower. It astounds me to pay over 20 dollars for five gallons of gas. Mowing the yard is not going to be a cheap endeavor this cutting season. I have jokingly said, and have heard others say, “I need to take out a bank loan to fill the tank on my car”. Have you heard that or said that before.
Thank the good Lord we have the fuel to use. It is a blessing to us. Thank Him also that He gives us the means to buy it.
Yes! Yard mowing has began again. What a blessing it is.
The truth of the matter is I will be mowing the backyard today, along the banks of Flat Creek.
Don’t you just love it? When will it end?
My answer? When it is over. 🙂
It is the first day of Spring, and it is raining. It is supposed to rain inches and inches, getting rivers and streams over their banks.
Those who have planted their gardens will receive much needed water for them to grow wonderful veggies, potatoes, and it will be quite necessary for the farmers as well.
Have a great first day of Spring. Enjoy the rain, be thankful for it. Be thankful to our Creator for giving it.
From the banks of Flat Creek.
In the past few years we have attempted to do some gardening, but without much success. This year our son Timothy and wife Sarah have done much work on getting the garden spot ready for planting. They spent all day this past Saturday [March 10] harrowing, plowing, tilling, and other things too. I spent part of that time burning a brush pile; and part of the afternoon doing a little bit to help.
I was worn out. I am fairly certain that Timothy and Sarah were worn out physically too.
It is amazing the temperatures we are having now. Trees are budding. The Bradford Pears are in blossom and leaves have come out too. It seems so early. There is an old weather proverb that says, “Thunder in February; there will be frost in May.” Well, there was thunder in February. We will see if there is frost in May. Frost will be a death knell for many plants unless they are protected.
It will be interesting watching how the Lord will bless our crops this year.
On the banks of Flat Creek.
For over a year now we have had manufactured steps at our front door with no porch. Of course we still have some of those steps at our two back accesses to the house; one at our laundry door, and one at our patio door. No! We do not have a rear deck built yet; but it is in the plans.
We are only endeavoring to do these builds without adding more to our debt.
The front porch is now built and paid for; the only part of the house that is paid for. It is great and we offer our praise to the Creator who has blessed us with the means to receive it and to care for it.
It will be great to have the porch to set in our outdoor chairs on the days of nice weather; to watch, listen and learn from God the things He has made in creation.
On the banks of Flat Creek, and it is still rolling right along.