Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

June 6, 2013

At Last, A Riding Mower

This gem was in storage for about 5 years. It needed about 1 1/2 hours work to get it going. Empty the gas tank,sharpen the blade, grease a few fittings, and fire it up!

 It was a lot easier to work on with my chain fall.
 The air intake was totally plugged with gunk.
 I mean totally plugged! I then pulled it twice ( no battery) and went and cut some grass!
I am now as happy as this Tiger swallowtail sitting on a lilac flower!
The best part was the mower was FREE!

 Now all I have to do is pressure wash the beast and put on a coat of paint. It will feel better all dressed up, and will probably run better too.

10 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

congratulations!!! i'd be lost w/o my riding mower. or i'd be a whole lot fitter! :)

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Ahhhhhh, I'm no mechanic - I think I just read yada yada yada - pretty butterfly on a beautiful lilac and Free mower! Yippee! (Only joking) have a great evening and congrats on a free riding mower!

Terri said...

Free...that's the very best kind of lawn mower. Nice butterfly shot- I am not fast enough to capture those.

Montanagirl said...

We have a riding mower, but pretty much my husband runs it. It's pretty big. Love your Butterfly photo.

Terry said...

Free is the right price!

MTWaggin said...

Gotta fire up mine this weekend too - new battery bought today. The drainfield is gonna take a swather to cute. Love the butterfly pictures!

luckybunny said...

The time has come to wake her up!

Lana said...

Nice!

Lana

Mary Ann said...

Oh, gosh, LUCKY DOG! I'm glad for you.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Lucky you to get it free and smart you to fix it! A riding mower is a must when you have a lot of acreage!