Yesterday was the first mow. Hubby found the lawn rake out in the mess he calls the garage and raked the leaves that had been hiding under all the snow for months. Then he serviced the lawn mower. This is a guy thing I think.
There is a shop a few blocks from here on a fairly busy street that looks like a car repair shop. Only it is for lawn mowers and snow blowers. That place is always busy. Hubby stopped there last week to ask about servicing our lawn mower. When he came home he had a bottle of oil for the lawn mower and he was ready to perform surgery, er I mean a check up.
With a big smile on his face, hubby pulled the cord and the lawn mower roared. It worked great. One tiny little oopsy though. Hubby had neglected to adjust the level. So on the far end of the back yard he mowed and pulled and mowed and pulled, up and down the slope, worked up a sweat. The lawn mower frame was sitting on the ground so he was pulling more weight. Oh well, he noticed the low sitting frame when he brought the lawn mower up to the main yard, adjusted the mower level and things were smooth from there. Front and back yards had their first hair cut, grass cut, whatever. The back yard looks pretty good after so many months under so much snow. The picture tells it all.
Each house in the neighborhood has taken a turn with the sounds of lawn mowers and leaf blowers this past week. Yes, spring has sprung and the guys are in lawn heaven!