|Offloading the Merry Rough Terrain Mower|
|Merrily we run along!|
|Or up a tree|
|Come on Judy, Keep up!|
I, for one, need a little more practice before I would consider myself to be a master of the Merry Machine. In fact, I think I was stuck, wheels spinning, more times than I was actually moving forward. Reverse is not a pretty picture with this particular mower. Once stuck, it was easier to lopper my way out than to try to reverse my way out. By 1:30PM, we were both pretty hungry and ready to take a break.
After lunch we continued the rough terrain mowing. One thing we have a LOT of is rough terrain. By the time we had to call it quits for the evening, we MIGHT have cleared 1 acre total. Still, our bodies feel a wee bit less Merry than when we started, and we have a fair number of bramble scrapes and such even through our long, multiple layer, clothing. Did I mention we have a LOT of brambles?
|Still more to go, but making headway|
|Underbrush, be gone!|
The GOOD news is that we rented little miss Merry Rough Terrain Mower for the WHOLE weekend, which, of course, means that tomorrow after church, I will be donning my work-outside-overalls and joining Joe in the merry, merry rough terrain for round two.
Since we still had a little energy left after our day outdoors, we decided to tear off some more of the wall covering in the old farm house. We wanted to verify what our home inspector told us when we bought the place last February. He indicated that many of the floor joists would need to be replaced, but that the beams and rest of the structure was in good condition. I'm guessing I will NOT hire this home inspector again, should I ever need a qualified opinion. While he managed to point out outlets with missing covers, he missed the fact that 3/4 of the beams...those beams that support the WHOLE house were completely failed. So why was I not surprised to see the state of the wall when the wallboard was removed?
|Lovely Wall (oh, yeah!)|
|Yanking off the Wallboard|
|Coaxing it with a Hammer|
|Yes, Yes, Lovely, Sturdy Wood....|
Ahh, the joys of bringing a relic back to life!
|Stripped to the Bones...|