Friday, April 15, 2011

Freshly Mowed

One of my favorite days of spring has just passed.  It’s the day when we cut the grass for the first time each year.  After a winter of brownness and then the grass (and weeds) start to sprout the farm starts to look a little straggly.  After the first mowing of the season everything looks a thousand times better.  It makes me feel much better about all the many projects and chores that are required to keep this place in check.

Then after a day or so, reality sets in.  To keep the fields and lawn in shape, we have to cut this shit every two weeks and I go right back to being overwhelmed.  But, it's a nice feeling for a day or two. 

Every year there's one section of lawn outside the courtyard we don't cut until later.  These beautiful little yellow flowers bloom each year.  They remain for almost a month.  I don't know what they are, but they're really nice to have around.  If you know what they are, let me know. 



  1. if this is the price you have to pay to live in such a beautiful place then i think it is worth it. i complain about mowing our tiny lawn, it is with a pushmower so there is some validity to the complaining. seriously, i think you live in the most beautiful setting ever.


  2. I think some of those yonder areas could be lovely left as unmowed "field." Mowed maybe twice a season to keep them under control. It looks beautiful though. Not like I think of the south. Very Vermont-like in many ways.

  3. Funny, as we were dealing with the debris that was revealed in our yard when the snow FINALL melted, I found myself so appreciative of yard work. Then I caught myself, thinking I should make a note to remember this in August. Or even in June.

  4. buttercups.

    and please tell me you have a riding mower.

  5. I'm with the snob "not like I think of the south" Steve... I think some fields left to grow would be fabulous, but then I'm FROM the south so I know how beautiful it is!!! Poor Boston Steve;)... sounds like he needs a road trip to see how the "other half" lives!!!! (p.s. I really do love Steve;)



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