Thursday, May 17, 2012

So what was I up too on Wednesday?

4 1/2 hours cutting grass.

2 hours whipper snipping/cutting edges

1/2 hour picking up garbage

So I started the day whipper snipping and managed two hours before I ran out of line.  I probably have another 8 hours worth still to do, yep I said 8 hours, one of these days I will be on top of the situation, just not sure which year that will be.

I then did some grass cutting, and infact split it up throughout the day.  Sitting on the tractor more than a couple of hours at a time is about as much as my back will take.  Still I had got a lot done and probably only have a couple of hours to go until I am finished it all again.  Mind you by the time I get everything cut it will be time to start again, as I swear I  can see the grass growing.  As soon as the weather gets warmer the grass will grow more slowly.........I hope!!

It's garbage day today, so I took a garbage bag and went around the property and picked up the garbage that people had thrown from their cars.  It wasn't too bad......bad enough but at least there wasn't garbage bags full of stuff that people had dumped like in prior years.

I was thinking back to the days when we lived in a subdivision house and when it only took a couple of hours to cut the grass and trim the edges.  With having the five acres, just cutting the grass takes 8 hours.  

One thing for sure, all this fresh air makes me sleep well at night!!

This is NOT how I cut the grass!!!


Kaisievic said...

I feel exhausted on your behalf!

Debby said...

Holy Hannah you keep all 5 cut!! That is a whole lot of grass cutting. I can keep up the grass cutting pretty well its the trimming I can't do. Hubby has a huge trimmer that I can't handle. If I had a lawn as big as yours I would need a few goats to help out.

Anonymous said...

Holy Moly that's a lot of lawn mowing. Does your husband know how to run the lawn tractor, too. Looks really nice, now sit back and enjoy for a couple days before starting it all over!

simplicityinthemaking said...

Yes but in the subs you had to keep up with the Jones and your lawn had to be on display all the time. At least in the country you can go away and not worry about someone cussing you for leaving your lawn in such a state!

Jane and Chris said...

simplicityinthemaking said it perfectly!
Jane x (aka Dicky Lungs)

Karine said...

That is brutal. Did you look into how much a lawn care company would charge and if it would be a lot more expensive than the gas for the laswn tractor and whipper snipper and their upkeep...not to mention the time it would save you!

Boyett-Brinkley said...

Girl, you make me tired! Although I think it would be fun to drive the tractor!