Saturday, April 19, 2008

A Degree of Self Sufficiency

I mowed the back yard today. Hooray!

Now, this is not the first time the back yard has been mowed. Nor is it the first time I have taken a mower out back. But this is the first time that I was actually able to finish by myself.

My new Toro was able to work through the half-acre of prairie grass in about 100 minutes. My poor cordless electric would have probably taken three days, given that the battery needed to be recharged after an hour, which would only get me a third of the way through due to the smaller deck and weaker propulsion system (aka Me).

This is wonderful, because this year I will be able to keep up with this very basic homeownership requirement on my own. No longer will our back yard be a Youth Service Project.

Well, maybe I'll let them help with the seven missing fence panels, but pau after that.


Josi said...

That's a dang huge back yard, yikes. Glad it was you and not me on that mower :-)

BTW, I tagged you.

Autumn Ables said...

Good heavens- I wouldn't want to mow that sucker!

What a cool place for your girls to play though!!