The sun is shining and it is not too hot, naturally the weather forecast was for cold and rain. So despite the fact that the grass was still damp, I HAD to mow it. Of course, that meant locking Rassilon inside the house.
The problem is simple. I have a new car, and it is fitted with proximity sensors, so when you get too close to anything (front, rear and sides), an alarm goes off. Well, the grass and weeds had got so long, thanks to the wet weather, that whenever I turned the car on, the grass triggered the sensors. So sitting in the middle of the back yard, the grass was long enough for the car to think I was close to something.
The other problem was Rassilon couldn’t have a decent run, because he couldn’t see what was in the grass. On one side of the garden are some tree stumps that get covered by the grass, and running into them at speed would do some damage. On the other is a big pile of rubbish full of pointy bits to stab himself on.
So despite the grass still being very damp (it clogs up the mower), I got the mower out, set it to high, and cut some of the grass. Unfortunately the part I didn’t cut is the not quite so long, but it is the thicker grass that holds the moisture and clogs up under the mower and stops it running, so I am leaving that for a while, until it dries out better.
Once I put the mower away and closed the gates, it was time to let Rassilon out. You would think he had never seen me, he jumped up and then went for zoomies before coming back and jumping up again.
If the nice weather keeps up, I will be able to finish the grass off, and isn’t the enthusiasm just flowing through my veins.