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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Weed Whackers Anonymous

For the past couple of weeks, my lawn has looked like the background scenery in the movie Predator. Small animals were getting lost in the dense vegetation, and several of the weeds were taller than my third-grade students.

So on Saturday I was finally able to do something about it. I may not be able to convince some of my kids that subtracting makes your answer go down, but by golly, I proved that mowing will make weeds go down.

I set my lawnmower to the lowest possible setting and I scalped the crap out of that bad boy. I'd say the results speak for themselves.



Here is what my backyard looked like BEFORE Operation: Lawn Gnome...









If you look very closely at the following picture, you can actually see a troop of jungle-equipped Ewoks...








And now, the final results...



Tonight, I'll go out and fertilize it back to the Stone Age!

4 comments:

Mike in Texas said...

OH man, do they still do the Redneck Yard of the Week on The Blue Collar Comedy Tour? Your before pictures would be perfect!

happychyck said...

Wow! They don't even look like the same yard!

kontan said...

c'grats! I finally gave in and took care of our jungle.

If you get a chance stop by, I'm curious as to what you think of a 6 year old having over an hour of homework each night.

shannon said...

Over an hour a night??? It should be about 10 minutes per grade level per night!!! Request a meeting with the teacher to discuss the HW situation. First read up on homework studies (The Case Against Homework) and have the info on hand at the meeting (in case you need it).