Then I realized something. We did get a new lawn tractor last summer and I had never used it. Even though it is a John Deere like the last one, it is very different. The old one had a shift lever and the brake was on the right side. The new one has an accelerator on the right side and then another pedal that is somehow supposed to be used for reverse. Mike gave me a quick lesson.
I really did not try to master reverse--just kept going forward. I had a hard time adjusting to the accelerator. My right foot definitely remembers that it did the braking. It was kind of scary when my brain would say, "Slow down!" and my right foot would say, "I'm on it!" and then I would be hurtling ahead faster than ever. It took a long time to get used to that.
Then there is the ditching along the roadside with its steep sides. I made one pass and felt for all the world like I was tilting enough to fall off the tractor or roll the whole thing over. I decided that part of the lawn just would not get mowed. Not by me. No how.
Our ditch is not really this steep, but still...
While I was doing the lawn, Mike got out the bluebird houses and put them up. I hope we get a pair to nest this summer.
I will be getting a delivery of compost to spread on the gardens on Tuesday. Lots of playing in the dirt at this time of year.
I snapped this picture on the town green Friday afternoon. Chicken Coop Tour is coming up. Who says we don't know how to have fun here in Jericho, VT?
That little white spec in back and behind a tree is the little library. I suggested that we cash in on the fund raising opportunity and host a chicken dance marathon, but no body would take me seriously.