One positive of the day was Maverick has now reached the age I can begin to train him to mow. I tried to train his mother when she was about his age. She made two laps in the back yard and had to take a break. She never stepped into the back yard again. Maverick has some potential. Before he began he asked his granny for a bandana to put around his head like grandpa does. He was looking good! His favorite mower is the reel non-motorized mower. If I can keep that his favorite I can save some gas in the future! Here we are mowing the back yard. I am feeling positive about utilizing him this summer. I just need to figure a way for him to think it is a sport.
Debbie worked outside with us too. She planted some hibiscus plants in some pots on the patio and placed mulch around some crepe myrtles and her lilies that are soon to bloom. She has some plans for our front yard and front flower garden that will involve hard labor and sweat and blood. I am trying to think back on the winter and what I did to make her want to punish me like this. Every year it is something.
So, the mowing has begun and I am already looking for excuses. I am considering mowing every other week this year and blaming it on the price of gasoline. But I better think again or Debbie will have me mowing with Maverick’s favorite mower.