It was a delightfully unproductive Saturday. I got a few things done, but mostly just napped and watched old t.v. episodes on Hulu. (I love you, Hulu!)
One big accomplishment was mowing the lawn. It’s only the second mow of the season, but I noticed that even though all the wheels were set at the same height, the stripes of newly-mown grass looked uneven. Lloyd turned over the mower to have a look at the blade.
I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time.
We are not people who clean out their mower regularly. In fact, I have never cleaned out the mower. I’ve left it in the rain once, but I’m sure that doesn’t count. I also am not terribly careful about picking up sticks, so I’ve accidentally mulched a couple of big ones before. However, I believe these big chunks came from when I hit a water main pipe while mowing at the CDC last week. (The top sticks out a couple of inches above the ground and was hidden by deep, deep grass.)
Ironically, earlier in the day I was asking Lloyd if you could mow a small yard with a scythe. We had a discussion about sharpness vs. the speed of the blade. This is proof that a dull object moving at a rapid rate of speed can ‘cut’ grass.