Saturday, March 28, 2015

A NICE DAY FINALLY PART ONE

AHHH....back on the zen machine, as it should be.  The yard was OUT OF CONTROL.  I mean, I've rarely seen it this long.  See below for the results.





This is the view off the end of the porch...it was growing up over the bottom step...



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...but not when I was finished mowing.




This is the view down the driveway before (thought my Fiat was going to set the grass on fire it was so high).



...but afterward, it was nice and trim.  I set the mower to a low height to get through the clover and weeds and down to the grass so it would open up and start growing.

The day wasn't without a casualty however.  I ran over the hose...in several places (it was coiled up).  The grass had grown over it and I didn't see it and I forgot about it.  Oh well, now I can get a longer one for watering purposes.  Everything happens for a reason, right?  LOL.

More on dinner tomorrow, and I'll reply to the comments tomorrow evening as well.  It's been a long day, I have a bit of a sunburn, my muscles are sore, but my tummy is full, I have had a glass or two of wine...life is good for 50+1 day...












24 comments:

  1. You have made a huge difference. Not surprised you are a tad tired and sore. But should be feeling v. pleased with yourself.

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    1. Thank you, when we were there today, I thought as we drove up, I did a good job, ha.

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  2. Keep the hose pieces since they do come in handy.

    Isn't amazing in the spring how the grass and weeds take off. Your place looks so neat now.

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    1. Thanks. It is amazing, the clover this year was crazy. The weeds are loving this Spring so far.

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  3. LOL, we have so many hoses with joins in them for that same reason. I liken the joins to hose bandaids.

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    1. This hose actually had one of those joins in it too, ha. It also got singed in a burn pile fire last year so it was probably time to get a new one anyway. ;-)

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  4. good job! the hose really made me laugh!

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    1. You know, I had it out about a month ago but then we had a freeze and I disconnected it and laid it in the grass, stretched out so the water would drain out and then the rains came and the grass started covering it. ;-)

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  5. A very industrious day! Now don't overdo it!!

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    1. Thank you, but I might have overdone it today, ha. More on that tomorrow. But all is good.

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  6. It looks so nice after getting a haircut / mowed. Long grass short again and look'n good. Sure sign of Spring when you can smell that fresh mowed grass.
    Don't throw away that cut up garden hose. It can be reused for other things.
    http://bestplants.com/uses-for-old-garden-hoses/

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    1. Wow, great link! I will have to blog about that. Thanks!! Oh isn't that fresh cut grass smell wonderful? (if you aren't allergic of course, ha)

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  7. I love when our grass is freshly cut. You have a little 'peace' of heaven there. :) Deb

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    1. I like the way you describe that. "Peace of heaven". Awesome!

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  8. We run over our hose annually, sort of a ritual. :)

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    1. Well now I don't feel so bad. Ha.

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  9. Agree with Mary, at least once a year a hose gets cut. Last year it was one of the very expensive ones. Hubby keeps patching materials on hand.

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    1. This hose wasn't that expensive...but the new one is. I will 'try' to take care of it, ha. Patching material is a good idea. Thanks!

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  10. We had snow twice this week so it was refreshing to see the beautiful green grass. I'm glad you both enjoyed, not just the hard work, but a little down time to relax.

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    1. SNOW? Holy cow! Yes, the work was hard but it was rewarding and we did relax so that was nice. Spring is coming for you guys, I just know it!!

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  11. Okay go buy yourself some fix a hose pieces (those thingies you insert and use the clamps you screw down with screw driver to tighten) and fix that hose! LOL. For the life of me I can't think of the name lol of that thingy that goes inside the hose LOL.. I keep a stash of 3/8" and 1/2 " ones and the clamps on hand cuz honeyman and I seem to mangle a few hoses every year :O)

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    1. This hose had some issues and it was probably time anyway. But the new one is kind of pricey (just bought it today) and I will definitely get some of those clamps (I saw them in the hose section but then promptly forgot about it, ha). Thanks!!!

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  12. Wow, what a difference a nice mowing makes! Looks very neat and green! I think mowing over the garden hose is a spring ritual - happens to everyone.

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    1. It makes such a difference doesn't it? Glad to see that more people mow over hoses. Probably what keeps the hose companies in business, haha!!

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