Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Stop and smell the daisies

I'd made up my mind yesterday to haul the riding lawnmower to the repair shop to replace the blades and do a tune up. Just before I left, I did a YouTube search on how to replace the blades.

I've done this procedure on my old lawnmower and it was a pain, but the video showed a new way that looked much simpler.

About 30 minutes later, the blades were replaced and I still had the $75 in my pocket.

Today, I cut the grass down in the field between the house and barn. I was in my own little mowing world when I saw a small patch of wild yellow daisies. I steered hard right and avoided cutting them down. Pulling the phone from my pocket, I snapped a few pictures while the engine idled.

Now we can stop and smell the daisies when we walk each day.


  1. Anonymous9:00 PM

    Good job, Rick!!

  2. I cut grass once and avoided cutting down a cluster of mushrooms. I later painted them like a smurf village. I want to do it again but never see them growing anymore. Glad you got the blades on!

  3. In your case a penny saved is a daisy earned.

  4. Glad you didn't mow the daisies, they are beautiful !

  5. It always feels good to save money by tackling a project yourself, provided you don't make things worse.

  6. Pretty daises and good that you managed to change the blades yourself

  7. smiling. Nice! No pla\ce better for $75


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