I mowed the lawn growing up, but I used a push mower. That didn’t prepare me for using a zero-turn riding mower. Last year I used the mower once and did okay once I got the hang of it.
When I took another crack at mowing with this interesting piece of machinery, I was doing okay until I tried to go down a steeper slope than I had before. It had rained that day so it was a little slippery.
Before I knew it, I was sliding into the barbwire fence and couldn’t get myself out of this pickle. As much as I rocked the mower back and forth, it wouldn’t budge. I finally had to give up and let the mower stop before I got off of it and went to get Rodney.
He came to the rescue and got the mower going again and out of the fence. I learned that I should let him do the steep parts of the lawn before I really get myself hurt.
The rest of the mowing experience went well and I helped my husband save time in the process. Rodney was able to trim while I was mowing.
My advice to those wanting to use a zero-turn mower – make sure someone is around just in case you get into a worse situation than I did.
I hope you come back and read more about my farming adventures. I am sure I will have more for years to come.