First Day of Spring

rambling ratz

Today was the vernal equinox, the first day of spring. Time to get the lawn mower out!Photo of lawn mower

In the UK, most people like the lawns in their gardens to be neat, green and short. There is a lot of pressure to keep your garden tidy so as not to bring down the neighbourhood. I understand that there are some places in the USA where people can get into trouble with the authorities for not keeping their gardens tidy! Then there are the nature lovers, especially bee fans, who say we shouldn’t mow at all.

It is fair to say that Rambling Ratz and Granny Ratz are on opposite sides of the argument. However, Granny Ratz owns the lawns, so a compromise is reached. The lawns are mowed once a week at the height of grass growing season and once a fortnight otherwise. The cutters are set high, this means straggly…

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