Last and most cruel is yard three. Not a level square foot in sight and equal to the first in size, it should be terraced and filled with flowers grapes and..mulch. Once the tallest grass reached my knees I accepted the inevitable and pulled out the mower. Over an hour later and I'm relaxing on the deck. Not bad I'd say.. if I were done I would definitely say that! The remaining third will happen tomorrow. Or maybe in June.
Addendum - over the last two days I mowed 80 percent of Yard Two and half of Yard One in addition to completing the Hardest Yard (Three)! Quite the workout. I used my dad's cordless-electric mower on Yard One - light, quiet and generally fun but it ran out of juice twice (it hadn't been charged in about a year, after all!). And now to rest..
Second Addendum: don't do this again! The pain was exquisite and prolonged and not worth repeating.
Third addendum? Apparently we have a Yard Four, just off the map to the right. The property line ends near a second row of trees (pine) while I have yard Two ending at the first row (fir)! Oh joy..
|Aerial view of the Yards; apparently Google flew past during the former residents' Moving Week!|