Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Trouble - Garden - Buckets

It turned out to a beautiful morning; temperatures were in the mid 50’s.  I thought, why not cut the grass. I pulled the lawn mower out of the garage and filled it with gas.  Note to my readers, Bulldog Man and Tank spent a couple of days fixing and cleaning the lawn mower.  They even put on a brand new blade.  I started up the lawn mower and cut approximately half of the grass.  Moving the lawn mower past the front corner of the house, I passed one tree stump with no problem.  Then, I moved the lawn mower slightly left, and heard this loud clunk.  The lawn mower shut off.  I said to myself, OMG, what did I hit.  I had a senior moment and hit the second stump, damaging the lawn mower (I totally forgot about the second stump).  I’m not sure if I bent the crankshaft or just damaged the blade. I moved the lawn mower off of the stump. The entire bottom dropped, causing the blade to scrape the grass instead of cut it.   The only way I could get the lawn mower to cut the rest of the grass was to raise the wheels. Now the mower truly doesn’t sound like a mower.  Bulldog Man is not going to be too happy when he comes home, and I tell him about what I did to the lawn mower he just fixed.  The evidence is in the pictures below.

Stump

Scrape Marks



I'm telling Poppy You Destroyed His Lawn Mower!!!!


The corn in the garden has really taken off.  Here’s a picture of beans checking out the corn in the garden box. 


The spinach is doing much better since we sprayed for aphids.


Our experiment with potatoes and straw is working; check the pictures out below.  We thought we lost the potatoes in the second straw surrounding but the picture shows differently.

First Straw Surrounding

Second Straw Surrounding (need to remove grass growing)  A Couple of Potatoes Plants Growing

I picked up more food grade buckets from Sam’s Club Bakery and brought them home to clean. YAY, extra food storage buckets and there free!!!!!


9 comments:

  1. woohoo - you've been busy destroying equipment, getting your spinach and potatoes going AND getting buckets. that sounds like a pretty good day to me, buddy!

    your friend,
    kymber

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    1. Maybe destroying the push mower was a hint to get a ride along, lol.....shhhhh....don't tell hubby my deep thoughts
      :-) Evil Grin!!! Spinach will be ready for harvest soon, potatoes I have a while on. Yes buckets, I like it when there free.

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  2. I am so happy that I have no grass to mow! Well, I do have a little in the front of the house that my neighbor's grandson mows. There are always issues with lawnmowers. I thought I would miss mowing when I moved here from the farm. Nope, I don't miss it one bit!

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    1. I hate mowing but it must get done. Our mower is a push mower and I sure get my exercise. The grass needs cutting just about 2 to 3 times a week. I wish we had no grass to mow!!!

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  3. If its just the blade its nothing a hammer can't fix. The crank shaft is a different matter entirely. Don't feel bad, my wife broke my passenger mirror off of my car. Forgiveness comes with time and understanding.

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    1. MMassee, I'm hoping it just the blade, but I have this awful feeling it's not. I just feel bad because my husband just fixed up this mower and I'm pretty careful with all of his tools/equipment. Forgiveness does come with time and understanding, thank God :-)

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  4. The potatoes look happy down there in the hay. How many plants do you have growing and what kind of potato did you plant?

    As for the mower; that's one way to get out of mowing the grass! :-)

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    1. Mike, Because this was an experiment, I selected white potatoes and put 5 pieces of potatoes in each. I also added a sweet potato in each to see if this would take off. Now that they have taken off, it's time to thin out some of the potatoes so they don't smother one another.

      Yes, I agree that is a way to get out of mowing, :-)
      Hubby gets to see the lawn mower tonight :-O

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  5. Never mind, I should have read the "Potato" post first. :-(
    Sweet Potatoes!!!

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