Monday, August 18, 2014

The Grass Farmer~

This was a requested post..

The Pilot Man said "You should take some pictures" and..
He really did.  He said that!

This is for you know who ;-)..

The Pilot Man has farming in his genes.
For several generations.

Part of The Plan when we hooked up was that
his jeans and mine would get back to farming...
but after 30 years that is
a whole other post.

We have a little ground in the frozen north,
and the Pilot Man uses his farmer skills on his grass.

The lawns are roughly divided into three sides.

After our freezing fall rains, followed by an unusually icy winter, 
there were a lot of brown spots this summer where
the grass has struggled to come back.

Our south facing lawn, also known as the helo-pad
stretches a little further each year.

Before we built our house, we brought out plants from town
and have added to the little flower bed on the
west-facing side of our drive.
The top patch is the newest little lawn and the lower part is often under water, 
so a little slower to grow.

 The rock walk has been seeded with Johnny Jump Up (Violas).
They will winter over here and should reseed themselves-
I love their little splash of color!

The third section is the largest part to the side of the house and shop.

Alone it is about 7 miles worth of mowing.

Nike dogs gets a little bored with the mowing,
but feels he does his part by re-contouring
the ground.

If he finishes all three sides in one day

the Pilot Man and his mower clock a little over 10 miles.

It keeps the two of them as busy as a bee :)

if not, as happy as can be.....


  1. Your property is beautiful, love that you are so close to the water. I think Pilot Man needs a riding mower for his next birthday!

  2. Thanks for the peek at your property. All that mowing must help to keep him in shape. I really like the Johnny Jump Up photo. Is that a piece of cement or a rock? It looks really cool. The rock walk must look amazing when all the flowers are blooming.


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