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    Spring

    Mowed the grass for the second time this year yesterday. Bugs like to have eaten me alive. Tried to till the garden today and made mud balls. Diane cut the first asparagus of the year today. Rhubarb is about 8" tall already. Mushroom hunters a beginning to find morels. This coming weekend looks like it will be great for finding them.
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    I started that dreaded task yesterday . I really hope whoever started mowing yards died a slow painful death. Seems like such a waste of time and money to me.
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    Mowed a small section of our yard on Saturday. I have no desire to create work for myself by fertilizing and grooming my yard. It's everyones personal choice and I get it. I would get more out of it by putting more of it in pasture.
    "Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you're a thousand miles from a cornfield." ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

    "Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads." Henry David Thoreau

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    I've mowed mine twice now. Just can't stand the spots of fescue and timothy grass better than 6" tall. I gotta agree with Jim though.
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    My mower is sitting in the garage waiting for a spring everyone else is enjoying but those of us in Maine. Still in the thirties here.
    If it isnt broken, dont repair it.

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    No I won't be getting the old JD 111 out of the shed for another six weeks at the earliest here. No fertilizer or herbicides used on this lawn(yard). I just cut what grows be it grass, dandelions, etc. It all looks good after cutting. Did a little digging at the edge of the potato patch yesterday but I'd guess I'm a couple or three weeks or more away from any serious ground work there.

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    No lawn here, the goats eat the grass along the drive. Raised beds are ready to be planted as it warms up enough. About 1/4 are planted and have hoops to protect them. The creek is running slow, ground was saturated a week ago. Grass is a foot tall in the pasture. I have way more grass than animals to eat it. I do make a bit of loose hay for the goats, chickens and rabbits and to keep the pumpkins and squash in for the winter. Nice spring day, went fishing at the pond, 2 nice trout and a yellow perch for dinner. Went to eye Dr. appointment this morning to get ready for cataract surgery, appointment with surgeon on the 18th then schedule surgeries a week apart. The right eye is as bad as the left eye was a year ago so will get both done. I have 20% vision in left and 50% in right. Left is like looking through a shower door. I have the crystal type cataracts at the back of the lens, refracts the light. Get it done so I can see to build the new house this summer. I hope anyway. This came on much faster than I was thinking it would. I nearly have the foundation done, will back fill and plant lawn. Will put barkdust all around to keep mud at bay and then landscape after outside is finished. Can work inside this winter to finish....James

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    Mowing is still a couple weeks out yet. They're talking snow here Thursday, mowing snow doesn't sound like much fun.
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