…..well especially mower deck wheels when they come off in the middle of mowing…sigh.
It’s lovely and cool again today so I decided to mow the lawns.
I didn’t even get half way round the front lawn when I noticed this wheel lying in the grass. The other wheels have special clips to hold them onto the mower deck but this one is missing. The wheel fell off a few weeks ago on me and I repaired it using wire. ; – )
The wire broke though so I had to hunt in the shed for a split pin and some pliers (which I am sure Ashley hides on me so I can’t use them) and repair it. It’s temporary at best and he assures me he will fix it – eventually.
Mowing resumed and I was getting there. If you are expecting lawns like you would find on a bowling green……don’t come to my place. There is no such thing as a perfectly mown lawn. Come to think of it there is no such thing as a weed free garden bed around here.
Now just in case all that industry didn’t scare you I thought I would include a self portrait. It’s hard to take a self portrait while driving the tractor I might add. That’s me. Crows feet, wrinkles, no make up, hair everywhere, headphones in – at that stage I had Roy Orbison playing (now that really scared you didn’t it????) and ear muffs so I could hear the music.
If the self portrait of me didn’t scare you then check out the two insane dogs. The small hairy one tried to pretend he was nice and normal but no such luck for the big and very noisy red one. She raced around all over the yard – obviously trying to pretend she was busy scaring off something – but it didn’t work. I knew – the wind was ruffling her fur, Mum was outside for a change and it was a good day for quite a bit of slightly insane running around.
By the way – she is now sleeping on my bed. Obviously being insane is a pretty exhausting state to be in.