Mother Nature is acting stoned. Must be too much grass or perhaps it’s weed cut with oregano.
Otherwise, what’s with Florida-style rain storms every other day? We have about three acres of grass (not pot) to cut, but Mother Nature is making that hard to keep them mowed.
Pick a day, any day. Okay, Monday, then.
- The grass is high, but too wet to mow. I decide, after all, tomorrow’s another day.
- That night, a monsoon parks on top of the ancient oaks in the front yard. As God is my witness, I’ll never be dry again.
- Two days later, the grass is dry (sort of) so I mow some of it. It’s slow going because it’s higher than the house. How fickle is Mother Nature?
- The following day it (the sky, the clouds, evil spirits) rains because we’ve seen clouds from all sides now.
- We mow for 20 minutes before lighting hits the riding mower. We decide to go inside where the cats are hiding under the bed. Great balls of fire. Don’t bother me anymore, Mother Nature, and don’t call me sugar.
- A guy with a hay bailer stops at the front door to ask if we need help. I ask if he bails hay (weed, pot, fescue) into rectangular bails bound with bailing wire. He says nobody does that anymore. Here’s the thing, I say. I can’t pick those hay rolls up without a tractor. He says he’ll bring a tractor and take them away for $100 a roll. To hell with that.
- More rain.
- Finally, we cut some of the grass (not pot) but due to its height, we have to move the deck of the mower as high as it will go. This means that as soon as we’re done, it looks like it’s time to cut the grass again. Unfortunately, we’ve been mowing in the dark using the mower’s headlights and we really do need some sleep. Frankly, says, Mother Nature, I don’t give a damn.
- If we could smoke this stuff, we wouldn’t care.
- Okay, now we’re back to square one. The grass is high, but too wet to mow. I decide tomorrow is another day.
“Lena” will be released in 27 days.