I have been putting off mowing the lawn for as long as possible, Modern Philosophers, because once you give in to the task, you become the grass’ bitch.
That’s the law of the land, baby. If you want to live away from the big city and have a little patch of green to call your own, you’ve got to put in the work to see to its upkeep.
And that, Modern Philosophers, means putting on your groundskeeper toga every weekend, and pushing the lawn mower up the steep hill on which The Great Lawn of The House on the Hill has taken root.
To Hell with my allergies (and they have been very bad the last two days) because the grass is always greener once it’s been cut back down to size.
It was bad, Modern Philosophers. I meant to mow it last weekend, but I got very caught up in working on my e-book. Excellent excuse, right?
From the Groundhog Cam, you can see how badly the grass needed a haircut.
Of course, in the background, you can see Janine’s perfectly manicured lawn, which really put the pressure on me to get to work.
The House on Dandelion Hill. I was going to put off mowing until tomorrow, but one look at this mess made me realize today was the day.
First Law of Lawn Care Physics: A lawn mower at rest remains at rest unless a lazy Modern Philosopher puts it in motion.
Yes, I actually have a back up lawn mower. This former Boy Scout is always prepared.
The mighty beast awakens from its slumber.
Actually, it didn’t awaken right away. It took me about thirty tugs to finally get it purring. Guess I’ll have to see if they have Viagra for lawn mowers because it really shouldn’t take that much work to get it going.
A live action shot! Do not try this at home, Modern Philosophers. There was a trained professional working the camera and the lawn mower!
Damn that lawn is looking good in yet another action shot! Who else posts awesome lawn mowing action like this?
Looking good, right? I got out the rake and work gloves to clean up the clippings and make sure the lawn looked good enough for Janine to picnic on.
Groundhog Cam footage confirms that The Great Lawn looks much better with a crew cut.
Definitely worth the effort. Good to see the grass coming back with a flourish despite having all that snow piled on it for so long.
Who wants to mow my lawn next week? Submit your entries now in the comments section, and I’ll announce the winner next Saturday morning.
It’s worth a shot, right?