Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Meet The Monster

Hello again, and my apologies for being absent.  I have been really busy with other things, and seem to have totally lost my mojo this month.  I am back to watering the garden for my neighbour, and will be doing that for about three months.  I have been knitting, and will have some to share soon, but at the moment, I'm contemplating how I'm going to come to grips with the above piece of machinery!!  This is my husband's idea of the ride-on mower I hinted about.  I would have been satisfied with something much smaller, but this is what I have to learn to use.  I have to tell you I am not comfortable with machinery most of the time, and all these levers, etc, are making me a little apprehensive.  I am watering the lawn, it is growing slowly and greening up, so I won't be able to put off the 'lesson' for too much longer................LOL.........wish me luck.

And, just so it's a little more comfy, I made a custom fit seat cover for it on the weekend.  I used a remnant of camel coloured polar fleece that has been in my cupboard for a number of years.  It's lovely and soft to sit on, and should soak up some of the perspiration that will be inevitable at mowing time.

Thank you to all who have been keeping in touch with me.  I am still around, but have not had anything to blog about, apart from partly finished knitting.  I'm typing this and watching two pale headed rosellas at the drinking station.  They are staring down some other smaller birds, and will not yield.  It appears they think the water is for their use only.  One has just backed itself down into the water, whilst holding onto the side of the old dish - it's an old deep fryer from way back...........  It is so funny watching the birds having their bath in it, especially the magpies!!!

I should be back in a few days to share a piece of fine lace knitting.