Sunday, August 28, 2005

I Hate Blackberries

I spent about six hours yesterday clearing the 250 ft wide by 5-10 ft deep blackberry nest in the backyard of our new house. I got between 1/3 and 1/2 through the yard before I stopped. I also got a nice 2nd degree burn from the top of the engine of the brush mower I rented while I was pulling out vines twisted in the machine. So it's off to urgent care today to have them check it out. I should have gone yesterday, probably, but my machine was on the clock, and I didn't really think about it. It's not very big, but it continues to hurt like hell, so it's probably worth getting it checked out.

The backyard looks MUCH better, and I look MUCH worse :). Lots of scratches and that machine is a LOT of work. It really needs a reverse throttle on it to pull it back up the hill or out of a tough spot. I'll get some pics up here soon. I also get the joy of picking up all of the debris again to dispose of it once I get a yard waste dumpster delivered...

Now, a decision... Will I rent it again next saturday and try and finish the yard or do I wait..... stay tuned... ;)

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