Terry’s New Ride

 Posted by at 12:25 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 142023

A while back, somebody asked me how come I’ve got a nice Mustang and a fancy pickup truck to drive around in, and also a Kubota tractor, and a Kawasaki Mule, while poor Miss Terry didn’t get anything. How fair is that?

When it comes down to it, Terry would much rather have a pickup truck than a car or a van or anything else. She loves the Ram Laramie and prefers to take it anytime we go anywhere, and she drives it often. A few days ago we were doing some chores around here she drove the Mule and said it’s okay but not really her thing. She hasn’t been on the tractor yet but it’s only a matter of time, and like everything she does,I know it will be a piece of cake for her.

But I got to thinking that maybe it is unfair, so the other day we got Terry a brand new ride.

While my tractor has a 60-inch mower attachment, it is really not meant for relatively small areas like our front yard, and would be pretty hard on the grass. It will be used for the pasture and things like that. A while back our son Travis bought a Husqvarna riding lawn mower and he has been pleased with it, so we went to Lowe’s and got a 46-inch mower for Terry.

After getting a feel for it, she mowed the grass inside the fenced in area around the fruit trees, which was getting ankle high. By the time she finished that chore I knew that she was a happy lady.

Next she mowed the front yard, while I sat in a rocking chair on the porch and watched her. That made us both happy.

The only thing wrong with the mower is that it’s orange, just like my Kubota tractor. If there are two colors I really don’t like, they are purple and orange. I’m more of a blue and yellow kind of guy. But then I realized that even my toothpaste and the Voltaren gel that I use for pain relief when my back is bothering me also have orange on their labels. Maybe I don’t like orange, but I guess orange likes me.

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  One Response to “Terry’s New Ride”

  1. New riding mower is nice, but when mowing around trees and other tight areas a “Z” turn lawn mower would be much easier to maneuver. I live on 7 acres and started with a riding mower and tractor with a 60” finishing mower attachment, after a few seasons switched to a Z turn and have not looked back, now have two, one for the wife and one for me. Seldom use the tractor for mowing anymore, mostly for keeping up the 600’ gravel driveway.

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