Do you have a garden chore you hate? For me, it's cutting the lawn. It doesn't help that we have never had a good, reliable lawn mover.
Late last summer, my husband peaked his head into the backyard where I was puttering away in the garden and called, "I bought something. Come see!"
I put my trowel down and followed him out to the driveway. The excitement in his voice made me nervous.
Even after twenty-odd years of marriage, my sweetheart of a husband still surprises me with bouquets of roses for no particular reason. But I am the one that gets excited about roses, not him! No, this had to be a guy sort-of-thing and was most probably a gadget of some kind.
He opened the back door of the car and that is when I saw Scott for the first time.
"I got it at the Goodwill for twenty dollars!", my husband said ever so proudly. He pulled Scott from the backseat of the car and placed him on the driveway for me to admire. "So what do you think?"
Hmm...Roses would have been nicer!
No, that is unkind! This was a surprise that was not entirely unwelcome. Our latest gas mover had been acting up for weeks and was now refusing to start. In the meantime, the lawn was beginning to look a bit like a hayfield.
So far, a Scott's Supreme 18" lawn mover is a pretty lean, mean grass cutting machine. Hey, at least the only thing required to get a hand mover going is a person to push it!
Scott does have his drawbacks though- he is a one-way sort of guy. The wheels don't pivot or turn. We'll get off on a good roll only to get boxed into a corner. I figure what Scott really needs is a good set of balls like one of those fancy Dyson vacuums!
Most embarrassing is the sound he makes: Gobble-gobble-gobble! Gobble-gobble-gobble!
I have been glad to have the Scott at my beck and call this summer. The endless rain has meant that the grass has been growing nonstop.
What about you? Do you have a gardening chore you dislike?
Have a wonderful weekend!