Thursday, June 4, 2015

The Lawn Ranger...

Carey began mowing lawns to earn money when he was eleven years old.  He's a bit of a perfectionist.  He never procrastinates (more proof that opposites attract).  I think he actually enjoys it.  He mowed the entire yard, inside the fence and out, two days ago.  Keep in mind that he just had outpatient surgery one week ago.

You might think that that is him on the mower in the photo above.  You would be wrong.  That is our neighbor from down the street.  He is, I guess, the self-appointed keeper of the easements.  Soon after we moved here (almost five years ago) we noticed that he mows outside the fences along the entire street and around the corners...sometimes down to the four-way stop which is almost a mile away.  Did he skip ours since it had just been mowed?

No.  He brought a helper!  And they easily made six to eight passes in front of our house.  What is he trying to say?  I think he is saying, "Hello, I have OCD!"  Not that I don't appreciate him...our neighborhood is very well groomed.  

He is possibly the only person in the state who has to change the headlight on his lawn mower, because he routinely does not head home until long after dark.

I told Carey he should stop mowing outside the fence and just let the neighbor do it, but I know he won't.  It's his yard, and he's going to mow it.  If the neighbor wants to come along and do it again, so be it.



  1. Haha. Thanks for the laugh.. I can identify.. my hubby is a little anal about our lawn... and he never procrastinates. Yes I agree - proof that opposites do attract...

  2. Hi Linda,

    I fully expect to look out the window one day and see Carey and the neighbor racing their dueling lawn mowers along the fenceline! LOL

    We don’t garden, so the grass is pretty much all he has to do in the yard. The deer eat everything else. Our two sad OLD dogs don’t even pretend to attempt to keep them out of the yard.

  3. Dueling lawn mowers ... that's funny !
    Sounds like a very lovely neighbourhood ! ;)

  4. It's odd at parts, but I think you should all be thankful for Carey and his commitment to keeping a well-trimmed lawn. Some people couldn't even be bothered to pick up a mower, so the fact that he's really covering all the bases is a relief.

    Kristina Cobb @ Denny's Lawn


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