Thursday, May 23, 2013

Mowing and Watching


Webster doesn't like to be outside when I'm riding around on my mower. I think he must have been hit in the past by a flying rock or wood chip. So I always put him inside and let him supervise from the balcony. It was very overcast this morning and there is no sun in the forecast until SUNday. I hope I'll be able to do a little more field mowing later because Friday and Saturday are supposed to be solid rain. I can at least do lots of hand trimming. Oops, it just started raining. Now the sun is out. It has rained on and off all day. I think it will be just handwork outside today. I should have gotten an earlier start yesterday. I mowed all of the small area in the far rear and got a nice wide path leading down there so I don't have to walk through the knee high grasses when I walk the Wonder Dog. I put two of my adirondack chairs down there for resting and contemplating nature. my photos-click to enlarge

13 comments:

Mama Pea said...

You would make a fantastic Head Groundskeeper. Wait. I think you ARE a Head Groundskeeper at your house! Doesn't a newly mowed area always look soooo good?

Content in a Cottage said...

Mama Pea...

Mine looks good because of selective photography. I still need to trim and do a little raking. It has rained buckets off and on all day. My work is never done but I enjoy it.
Have a great long Memorial Day Weekend.

xo, Rosemary

Karen in CT said...

.. wow, that is a major chunk of land ... but it's beautiful. Good luck, I'm sick to death of the rain and clouds and humidity.

Memorial weekend may be ok ... fingers crossed. Good luck

Karen in CT

JudyMac said...

Do you ever have a problem with ticks in your "outback" area? That's what I would be afraid of. You deserve a medal, Rosemary. That's a tough job, but you have it looking great.

Indoors is definitely the best place for Webster to be when you're mowing. The landscape crew when mowing on my "common area" once mowed over a rock, which in turn flew into my full-length glass storm door, and it shattered into a million tiny bits of glass. The indention where the rock hit the main entrance (wood) door (after shattering the glass) is still there. They never seem to want to pick up sticks before mowing, and mow over anything that is in their path. Just glad I or someone else didn't happen to be in the line of fire when the rock flew through the door.

Content in a Cottage said...

JudyMac...Yes. We have tons of ticks. The little ones that carry lyme disease. I've had it 4 times. This year I can't even tell you how many I've pulled off my body. So far so good. If you get them off right away, there is no danger. PLUS there is a new strain of Lyme disease and the first case in North America was diagnosed close to me. It hasn't yet been named. Oh dear.
That is an awful story about your storm door. I never see landscapers bend over. If they can't blow it away, too bad. I pick up sticks every time I take a walk.
Have a nice holiday weekend.
xo, Rosemary

Content in a Cottage said...

Karen...My land is long and skinny. Just under 2 acres. There is parkland next to me and behind me so it looks like so much more.

The weather should clear up by or before Sunday just in time for Memorial Day.

xo, Rosemary

LANA said...

Rain and fog here on Long Island, too. Today I pulled weeds. This rain makes them grow like crazy and I can't let it get out of control. Hope you have a nice week-end. That view of your yard is gorgeous.

Content in a Cottage said...

Lana...

I should have weeded but I didn't. I'm sure they will be waiting for me tomorrow.

Have a nice MDay weekend.

xo, Rosemary

penelopebianchi said...

I sound like some"crazy person from the West Coast"!

I am telling you the truth! "mixed hedges" (different plants in hedges); leaving swaths of lawn "unmoved" encourages wildlife and bird habitat!

Well on your way, I would say, with the chest EVER lawn! You and Webster can walk it......it becomes a wildlife habitat....

And this picture will go viral.....just you watch!

COMPLETELY BRILLIANT!!

Penelope

Content in a Cottage said...

Penelope...

I've tried letting this part of the property go wild but the weeds got so "woody" I had to hire a professional with a big machine to do the fall mowing. Now I let it go wild for as long as I dare...and cut it back at least 3 times over the summer.

Glad you like it.

xo, Rosemary

Karen said...

Rosemary,
At least you have a rider mower. Do you have to walk the space first to make sure there isn't anything that could fly through the air, as described by the reader with the rock incident? I do love your swath of land...it would be nice to have a bit of land around me.
Karen

Content in a Cottage said...

Karen...

I pick up sticks on my numerous daily walks and the stones were all picked up years ago. I just jump on the mower and ride around with confidence. I know my land like the back of my hand.

Have a great Memorial Day.

Rosemary

tammy j said...

that is actually quite beautiful rosemary! like a long long green on a golf course running alongside the rough! LOL.
your home is so wonderful. and beloved Webster safe on the balcony ever near and watching his best friend at work.
he's so shiny and healthy looking! xo