What Happens in May

What happens in May is that the lawnmower breaks.

Last May I wrote about the difficulties in fixing a lawn mower with help.  (You can read all about it here: New Respect)

This year the lawnmower had difficulties beyond my paltry mechanical skills so I laughed and took pictures while the girls helped John.

That was fun until he looked at me with this smile on his face and said something to the effect of…

….”If you don’t put your camera down and get YOUR girls out of here I’m going to feed them to the pigs, throw the lawn mower in the neighbors pond and run away to Acapulco.”

So the girls and I left him to his work and did the only other thing to do when the lawnmower is broken, we made dandelion crowns. Because when your grass has grown tall enough that you can lose a Great Dane in the yard (Really, it was that tall!) the dandelions have nice long stems for braiding!The lawn mower was back in service today and we finished mowing the lawn for the first time this afternoon!

4 comments on “What Happens in May

  1. Helen says:

    Fun! Great photos and commentary. (I think that’s the best dandelion crown I’ve ever seen.)

  2. Susie says:

    Ivy has the best lawn mowing pose in the first picture. That’s how I mow lawn too, but I don’t look quite as cute.

    • Jessie says:

      I’m impressed! Do you also hold a wrench in one hand while you steer with your toes? Perhaps that’s good for directing George around with while you relax on the job?

  3. […] Jessie at behindthewillows .  Jessie was one of  the people who inspired me to start blogging.  She is a mother of two young girls, with a 3rd baby arriving in December.  She is an avid reader.  What I love most about her blog is that she writes honest and humorous posts about parenting, her adventures with her children, her farm, and her dogs.  The other cool thing about her blog is that she writes short book reviews of children and adult books that she has read.  One of my favorite post of hers is: https://behindthewillows.wordpress.com/2011/05/22/what-happens-in-may/ […]

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