Mad Mower Mayhem
A normal sane person would use a properly manufactured recognised brand- labelled mechanised device (also referred to as a Lawnmower) to keep their lawns nicely manicured. But that is the sane world outside of this farm. Within this little inner world of strange ideas, cattle who think they're human and chickens that insist on using the clean laundry as a roosting spot (until a broom appears that is) said mechanical device does not exist. Why? Ah - it blew up after being shoved over one too many cattle ruts and a few digger tracks to go. Let's just say the poor old mower went off to the great lawn in the sky (it went to the tip). I would Love a new mower but right now the finances aren't allowing that longed for little luxury so I had to turn to living ones with four legs instead.
Environmentally friendly for sure. They mow and fertilise at the same time. Wonderful for keeping the long grass down and making the farm look a little tidier than the view of gigantic Californian Thistles I had to herbicide last week. BUT like all those employed to mow the 'lawn' there is the slight issue of job satisfaction....which means once the grass had been trampled beneath several pairs of hooves,fertilised for a couple of hours and chewed just ever so slightly the meal offered was no longer acceptable. One bull and one old 28year old First cross Quarter horse made the break and jumped the electric wire. My mother found a horse looking through her window and a bull standing on her driveway...I was paid a visit........