We are losing our minds with this weather. I don't think we will ever get our mowing done. We mow awhile and pick up limbs awhile. What a spring snow storm. Bought some hot dogs and we should have a heck of a roast one day.
This limb went through the top of one of the brooders. It will have to be cut out and the roof replaced before our baby chicks hatch that are in the incubator.
I slowly get a bed or two weeded a day. This day it was the grapes. As I weed, the weeds go into a wheel barrow and then into the chickens. I then put down newspaper that I have stockpiled all winter. On top of the newspaper go the mower trimmings to rot and enrich the soil. The worms love the paper and cardboard and it helps to suppress the weeds.
While I weed O Wise One mows. We both remain under the watchful eyes of 2 pairs of little black ears sticking straight up guarding the driveway to the farm. Ever watchful and guarding. We are rarely out of their sight. Unless a bunny runs out of the tall grass then all bets are off. The big puppies have to be shut up right now. They chase the mower of all things! Never in my life seen such.......anyone got any ideas of how to break that?
Love those little black flags sticking straight up!!
They move with the mower. Half way between the mower and the beds so they can see both.
Certain critters on this farm are loving all the grass and weeds from all this rain.
Anyone miss us we'll be on the mowers, or the shovel, wheel barrow, or tiller. Chicken coop needs cleaning out. Rabbit poop needs shoveling. Big garden needs tilling. Will we ever catch up? I hate it when we have these kind of springs. Seems like we work ourselves to death always playing catchup. We are both nursing sore muscles and sleep with heating pads, Bengay and Advil are our best friends right now.
Rain again yesterday afternoon. About July we will probably be wishing for this rain but right now it is a pain in the posterior! Warning... my grass may never be all mowed at the same time this year. Sure am glad that I live in the middle of nowhere and NOBODY cares : ) As long as I can keep it short around the house, gardens, sheds and such to keep the ticks/chiggers/snakes.....at bay I am happy. No neighbors or homeowners associations to fuss. Some years when it rains daily like this that is just the way it is. My nearest neighbor has a really small yard and mowed 3 times last week. Not me I just think I'll get the tractor out and fill the compost bins and I absolutely refuse to mow more than once a week! It is against my philosophy of life and my gas budget. Maybe I'll get some sheep : )
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