Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Yard work and Mowing

After coming home from our camping trip to Keaton Beach, we have been working to get the yard cleaned up, mowed and trimmed.

Al does the trimming, hand mowing and the application of Round Up and I do the mowing on the riding mower.  Good gig, isn't it?

I love my zero turn mower but it has been kicking my butt lately.  I have been working on getting the pasture mowed.  It's about 5 acres so we don't mow it as often as the lawn.  It usually gets 4 or 5 mowings a season.  I have just about completed the first cut.  I can't just get out there and work until it's finished.  I have to do a little at a time.   You wouldn't think sitting on a riding lawn mower would be so tiring, but when I do the pasture it wears me out.  I think it's because the pasture is extremely bumpy and the bouncing gets to you very quickly.

Al has been working on the garden.  I told him to cut it back this year and not plant so many things so it wasn't so much work.  He agreed, but ended up planting as much as usual.  The problem is, you can't maintain that much garden and the hotter it gets, the harder it is.  The weeds are trying to take over.  We don't like to use Round Up on the food areas, so all the weeds seem to thrive in south Georgia's warm humid weather.

We have had a good crop of Snow/sugar peas and have some small tomatoes and peppers.   The asparagus has been a disappointment this year. 

The Blueberries, peaches, apples, raspberries, and pears are coming along nicely as well.  Can't wait for them!


Cindy said... [Reply to comment]

hmmm I will trade you squash and blackeyed peas for some fruit...can you drop by and deliver? lol

Cindy and Walker

Karen and Al said... [Reply to comment]

No trade there. I HATE black eyed peas. What else can we trade for?