I've always enjoyed this time. I put in my ear buds and choose some music or a podcast to listen to. It takes about 90 minutes to mow the almost two acres of the 4 acres that we live on. When it summer I do this twice a week! When the kids were all younger, this was valuable time to think my own thoughts and listen to encouraging things for me! It was my 'me' time.
This year Kyle will be learning to mow. He knows how to drive the mower, but he'll learn how to go about mowing the property so that he doesn't miss any spots, and it all looks neat.
Since we live in the country, though in a neighborhood of houses that have at least an acre of land, our 'lawn' is not all grass. It has dandelions, wild violets, plantain and other green growing things. It's all okay. It looks beautiful when it's mowed!
I start mowing here in front of the house. That way if I get interrupted and can't finish all the mowing, The front of the house looks nice. If I don't get interrupted I mow to just beyond the green boxes on the left down there and then back along the tree line that is the dividing property line.
The propane tank is ours and our veggie garden is down there.
This is when I was mowing on Thursday late afternoon. It was a beautiful but chilly day, so I had a light jacket on. In the summer, this is when I get my tan!
In the above photo, the house would be to the right. On the left corner is my Cleveland Pear tree. On the right the two burning bushes we planted when we moved here. They are at the end of the dog run. Above the dog run is a shed for garden tools and bikes.
There's the propane tank again and to the left you see the back deck. The big trees on the right down at the end are a Red Oak and a Maple tree. Our creek runs along behind those trees and in front of the red playhouse. On the right behind the playhouse is our fenced pasture and if you were to look to the right from where I am on the mower you'd see the barn on the other side of the creek, too.
Here's a photo I just took so you can see the barn. And here is a photo of where I mow along the road you see to the right of the barn.
This is an older photo and the one of the front yard and of the barn were taken today, and the others on Thursday afternoon.
Well, now you've seen the layout of our property. We may build a pole barn type building in this area on the right in this photo, in a few years. Tim needs storage space for his business, as you may have noticed the big water tanks in front of the barn.
Hope you enjoyed the tour!