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Joined: 2009-08-07

The grass finally grew enough to mow off the ends of the blades, which will get it greened up sooner around here!

I only had enough gas to fill the tank of the mower once, and the local gas station has been closed down, so the nearest gas station is 20 miles away!

So I did what I could with what I had, and will have to wait till tomorrow to get more gas.

Those wild grasses seem to grow really slow till they first get mowed, then they grow really fast!

If I remember right from last year, I am 2 weeks ahead of when I first mowed last year,,,,which last year I got in an extra month of mowing compared to the previous 3 years I've lived here.

The lawn grass is not even close to being ready to mow yet, but I may fertilize it to get it started growing faster, I think I still have some in a hose end applicator out in the garage!

I think my Basin Wild Rye Grass plants I planted last year are finally coming out of dormancy, and the grass seeds I put out with the broadcast spreader are coming up noticeably!

Joined: 2009-08-07
Taking a break today!

It's a bit cool today, and I needed to take a break after exhausting myself with not being used to pushing the lawnmower, then jumping right in and doing a bunch!

Once I get the lawn mower out for the year, it's hard for me to leave it alone,,,,even if I am tired and sore to the point of being stooped over so bad that I can hardly see!

I tried to ease into it this year, since that is what I learned in the class I took through the VA, but still felt exhausted after 2 days of mowing, just not near so sore!

I do now seem to be recovering faster from the first few days than I did previous years, so maybe I will be able to keep going strong all wild grass growing season, and not be lagging so much by the end of it!,,,even if we get an extra month of it again!

Joined: 2009-08-07
Good Idea

Taking a break. It's easy to forget to save yourself some energy!

Very glad to hear that you're snapping back faster though, it IS a good sign!!!

If one cannot enjoy the day -- all of the day -- then there's not much point.

Joined: 2009-08-07
RE: Good Idea

Yah, today I had enough energy to get right out of bed when the alarm clock went off at 5:00 a.m., even though I did take an hour long nap after I had been up a while, whereas yesterday I still had trouble getting up at 7:15,,,,and only then because my nephews new puppy was whining at me and I realized by then he was sure to have made a mess on the floor!

I just got done with another 20 min to half hour of mowing, the breeze kept my cool, a bit too cool if you ask me, but at least now it has quit looking like it will be teasing us with another storm that only mists us and makes us feel icky then after it ruins the day moves on to late to get anything done! I keep hoping we will get enough moisture in one storm to get things greened up and growing good, my nipping the little bit of grass off that has poked up enough to get mowed hasn't worked as well as some other years to get the grass growing quicker.

I always at least try to enjoy the day no-matter what I'm doing! Which makes life much more enjoyable!

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