Brush Trimming, Weed Mowing, Mower Problems and Eating Raspberries

Saturday May 25, 2019 Guerneville CA.

Yard work

Once I got it going today I went out and took care of the chickens, then puttered around the yard for awhile.

Trimming brush

I had some brush that was taking over things so I got the loppers out and trimmed it up some and was going to stop at that.brushcut

 

But this American bamboo has also grown into the driveway so it needed some work too.bamboo

 

I got it trimmed up but didn’t get any of the brush picked up yet, maybe tomorrow.abamboo

 

Mowing the raspberry patch

Our main raspberry patch is about to start giving ripe berries and is a bit overgrown with weeds so I got the weed mower going gassing it up.mower

 

Raspberry patch

I got it started and started working on the weeds in this raspberry patch.patch

 

Bad mower

I was doing ok when the mower abruptly stopped and it wouldn’t restart.

I got the starting fluid out but that didn’t work either and I wore myself out trying to get it going.startnot

 

A nap and a think

Nothing to do but take a little nap and think on it which I did. I thought that darn mower does this to me quite often and when I try to restart it it seems like there’s not much compression so, maybe a valve is sticking open and not sealing when it should.

Whacking the mower

So after the nap I got a big five pound hammer. First I tried to start the mower and it sputtered a bit but wouldn’t keep going so I got the hammer and whacked the head fairly hard a few times right where the valves were located.

I tried to start it again and it started up so maybe when it screws up I just need to whack it. Time will tell on that one.

Mowed raspberry patch

Anyway I went back to work mowing the raspberry patch which now looks like this.grasscut

 

The raspberries in this patch are just starting to ripen. I found one in there and ate it.

Best to eat them

I have a few more bushes of them in other spots and they do  have some ripe berries or they did and I ate them.berries

 

That weed mower wore me out and I was out of energy for the rest of the day so I finished the day chair hopping mostly.

Nice day, I got plenty of exercise.

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One Response to Brush Trimming, Weed Mowing, Mower Problems and Eating Raspberries

  1. George Yates says:

    Hmm nice fix on the mower, and a few berries for all your trouble. Nothing like a bug hammer to fix things, lol.

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