Monday, May 6, 2013

Apples Blossoms and Petroleum Rodents


So the good news first. All four apple trees I planted last year are doing really good. Here are my first apple blossoms. Not sure if I will get any apples this year. The other apple trees are not flowering. I can't wait until my front yard food forest starts to produce for us. 







I went to mow the yard recently and discovered some devil spawn rodent had chewed a hole in the gas cap of my lawn mower. I kept the mower outside with my wheelbarrow turned upside down over it to keep the rain off of it. Now I have moisture in the line and will have to take the mower apart if a water remover product doesn't do the job. So watch out, there may be a 'huffer' breed of mouse roaming SW Ohio with a taste for your gas!







This is a picture of my gin and grapefruit in a pint size mason jar. You can see that I am going to have a tough time getting a mower through this already. Its only going to get worse, I hope my mower is an easy fix. I did borrow a weed whacker on steroids from my future father-in-law. It looks like a mower that spins really thick wires from an open front. I can't wait until I have most of my yard planted with shrubs and perennials I don't have to mow.   

2 comments:

  1. I have a push mower that I haven't started yet this year you're welcome to borrow until yours is fixed. You can pick it up on Wed. I have a few spots the riding mower can't get to, but for now I'm too lazy to fire it up for those couple places.

    I'm surprised how quickly our apple blossoms disappeared.

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  2. Thanks Mike, I may take you up on that. I will stop and pick up some water remover soon and see if I can't get mine running before Wednesday. Does it look like it snowed in your backyard?

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