Not as much zen as it was hard work, ha. My normal mowing time is about 2 hours for all of it...Saturday it was a little over 5 hours. I went through two tanks of gas. I just had to go so slowly, and even though we have the largest mowing deck, I could only go back and forth about a foot wide at a time.
It was SO much to mow. I took the discharge chute off the zen machine so that it would just shoot straight out and we have the extra blade on the mower that chops up the grass pretty finely, but still, at times it was just so thick, it would get clogged up. It was about 4 weeks of no mowing.
When it was done though, it looked good. Yep, I cut it pretty short, just needed a head start on the growing season. I also left the clippings where they lay, they will add nutrients back into the ground, and it was too much to rake.
But hey, at least it was all dry!!
Saturday was mowing, and since it took up most of the day, Sunday was edging. I love to edge because it's a big bang for your buck. Here is what it looked like around the large barn before I edged...
...and here it is after. Almost like the day it was built. It looks so nice...for a few days anyway, ha. Looking at this picture reminds me that one of my upcoming projects (that's not on the list) is to make ramps for the large doors on each barn so we can roll things in and out easily. And some steps on the side door (might buy the prefab ones for that).
|Cattle grazing on the fence line|
And lastly, we love this picture...as I mowed along the fence line, the neighbor's cattle realized that a free, good meal was just on the other side of the fence! I would mow so the grass blew their direction and they were happy cows!
I might just get them trained to follow me along the fence, ha.