Kia hora te manno
Kia whakapapa paumamu te moana
Kia tere te Karohirohi

May the calm be widespread
May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Saturday, July 18, 2009

A Cadillac for Keewee

Well not exactly a Cadillac, but it sure will feel like one, after having to move anything heavy for my garden in a wheel barrow or on a hand truck.

We were given this older lawnmower, which runs but not as well as it should.
After some on the engine, which my honey is very good at, it will be a great little work horse, and will sure save me some leg work, not to mention the back breaking work of hauling stuff for the garden in a wheel barrow. Whoohoo!!!
We will eventually (I hope in the near future) to get a small trailer to tow behind, so I can move rock, bags of manure, compost or whatever else I choose. I can hardly wait to be able to drive around in style. *chuckle*

As I was walking back to the house after having my picture taken on the lawn mower, I caught this little rabbit posing for a picture. Actually, it heard my footsteps on the dry grass and was waiting to see if I was friend or foe. This rabbit is used to me talking to it, so it is semi-tame, and went back to eating as soon as it knew I was the one approaching.

11 comments:

Grace Peterson said...

Hi Jennifer~~ You look right at home on your new Cadillac! Oh, think of the fun you're going to have! What nice friends to share this with you.

"Your" rabbit is awfully cute. My garden buddy Carol has wild bunnies on her property too. She also talks to them and they seem to sense that it's safe so they stick around. It kind of makes you feel good, doesn't it?

Bonnie Story said...

Wow!! Now you are cookin' with gas!! I love your new wheels. And your hair is very pretty growing out. Have a lovely weekend! Bonnie

tina said...

That is the best kind of cadillac for a hard working gardener gal. It will surely save your back and looks the right size. The bunny is pretty cute too.

perennialgardener said...

That should cut down on some heavy lugging indeed. :)

Bangchik and Kakdah said...

Hi Jennifer,

A very nice looking machine you have there... with good suspension system, it would be less bumpy..

How I wish to have a bigger garden just to play around with machines....

Cheers,
~ bangchik

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Great idea! That will be such a help for you. Now no lead footing it, you hear? ;-)

Sue said...

Oh, Jennifer, you look like a pro on that vehicle! I am not feeling as kindly as you toward rabbits right now. We have some hungry bunnies that are eating more than their fair share of the garden.

lynn'sgarden said...

Hey, you look good behind the wheels..lol! The rabbits in our area are HUGE this year and don't seem to be as 'skerred' of us humans, either! Btw, funny coincidence, I did a post of the underside of plants too! Have a great Sunday!
Lynn

Rosey Pollen said...

Greased lightning!
What a great addition to your gardening tools!
Rosey

garden girl said...

Congratulations on your new mower. Very cute bunny - hope it's not creating any havoc in your garden!

Heather said...

Don't you just love it when you know some of your hardest manual labor is about to become easier! Good find~