Tag Archive | lawn

Busy Day

I slept late this morning and didn’t get up until  7:45 so started breakfast pretty quick.  I think a good breakfast starts the day out right.  We had waffles and link sausage and cantaloupe.  After breakfast I washed up the dishes, made the bed and turn on the computer.  I turn it on and walk away when I have things I want to get done because I can get wrapped up in it pretty quick and lose track of time.

The cookie tins were depleted this weekend so the first thing I did was fill up one tin with Oatmeal Raisin Cookies and the other with Snickerdoodles.

Snickerdoodles is one of the easiest recipes you can make and they're really good.

Snickerdoodles is one of the easiest recipes you can make and they’re really good.

My favorite recipe for Oatmeal Raisin cookies and the Mr.'s favorite.

My favorite recipe for Oatmeal Raisin cookies and the Mr.’s favorite.

After these were in the tins and the mess cleaned up, hubby asked Heather and I to go to the back fields and count the fall calves and see if we thought we should send them on to the market.  We did this and checked them all out for pinkeye or other abnormalities and found none.

Heather helped me pull two large baskets of grass for the rabbits and I cleaned out their cages and made sure they had enough water, grain and sunflower seeds and then she headed home.

I came in fed Sassy her lunch and headed to the henhouse to check on the water, feed and sitting hen situation.  I have a ISA Brown hen and a Sexlink hatching this weekend.  I testing something I read last year about the shape of eggs can determine the sex of the chicks the hens hatch.  More on that later!!

I filled up the lawn mower and mowed the inside yard and waiting for the sun to cool off before finishing.  I would like to get all of the trimming done before the showers move in tonight.  Then I dead-headed all of the roses.  They’ve been so beautiful this year.

Now it’s time to fix some supper but hubby won’t be out of the hayfield for probably another hour or so and I have plenty of time.  We’re having fried turkey biscuits, potato salad, green beans and cantaloupe.

It’s been a productive day but cookie baking took most of the morning!  I hope everyone has had a very good day!

Mowing off the weight

I posted earlier this week that my daughter got me this little baby for Mother’s Day and that it was going to be my new weight-loss tool!  Well, it really works!!  I spent 40 minutes pushing it around the “very too tall” grass in our yard last night and by the time I was finished I was sweating up a storm.  This morning though, I was not sore!!  Miracle, huh??

Weedeater Lawn Mower from my daughter!

Weedeater Lawn Mower from my daughter!

New toy from my daughter.

New toy from my daughter.

The mower is very lightweight, easy to start and does a great job.  It does cut a bit close to the ground and I can’t raise it off the ground at all but maybe I won’t have to mow as often.  That won’t bode well with weight-loss but it sure does do a great job!  The lawn looks great!

I recommend this little baby for anyone that has a small yard and wants to keep the big machine away from the flower beds!!  Our yard around the house is small but the yard between the house and gazebo is huge.  I’ll use this little jewel around the gazebo, trees and small walkways.