It’s exhausting, but oh so satisfying.

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When you have a lawn as big as ours, mowing can be a two day affair. The husband and I tag team it… me on the push mower for the front lawn, sides, upper back and around the barn…. him on the tractor for the large expanses. Did I mention we have a veritable mowing fleet?

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While his sections are bigger, mine are actually harder because I make a point of never blowing grass in the flower beds.

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That mulched section under the tree used to be filled with perennials…

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Until the husband flung so much grass in there all the flowers got choked out and I got tired of breaking my back weeding. But I digress..

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After mowing comes trimming.

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And trust me, there’s a lot of that. I just added these two beauties to my stone wall bed…

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And filled the baby barn’s bed with its annual marigolds. I added some tickseed (coreopsis) as well, but I’m afraid it might get too much sun… so it’s success has yet to be determined.

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Yup, it’s exhausting.

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But when everything is freshly mowed and trimmed?

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I’m a seriously happy camper.

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Though the same can’t be said for his Lordship….

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Who gives me the evil eye from the back of the couch.

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30 thoughts on “It’s exhausting, but oh so satisfying.”

  1. At my former building, my late husband and I used to mow the property ourselves. It was mostly a huge, high hill and it took both of us a full day to get the work done. When he became ill with lung cancer, a good friend would come over without any fanfare and quietly get the job done during that horrible last summer of medical appointments and hospitalizations. He would then move on to cutting the grass at my property! JD passed in the fall, and next spring I hired a company to take care of the property year-round (my house was sold by then). I see your beautiful yard and almost all I can think is how much work that would be to maintain. You guys are doing a fantastic job!

    Deb

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  2. Yep, Lord Dudley is definitely giving you the snark. Your lawn/yard looks beautiful, and even though it’s a lot of work it pays off. Because your yard could be a magazine cover River. Like….
    “Country Living The River Way” you know something like that..;)

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  3. That is beautiful! I guess more than one of you must mow to get it looking so good. I liked the cat pictures whereas husband said, ‘And that ruined it all.’ Love your flowers and the double rainbow. How lucky can you get?!!

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  4. I used to hate how my dad would make us take those damn shears that pinched my hand and left blood blisters all around ALL the damn outbuildings. Or pull all the stuff out of the base of the windmill.

    But you know what? I do that now at my own house because I LOVE the look.

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  5. I cant’ believe he has the nerve to give you that look.
    Wait, he’s a cat. I almost forgot.
    Your yard is amazing and I think the work you put in has paid off!

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