Mowing again!

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Yesterday every neighbor in sight was in their front yard mowing. We all smiled and waved at each other while mowing knee-high dandilions and fast-growing lawns, because for the past two years the drought in Georgia made mowing almost obsolete. Thanks to recent rains, the grass and everything else that survived the past two years is growing again. The charm of mowing will wear off quickly (undoubtly it will end today, since I am mowing a 1 acre front yard with a push mower while anxiously awaiting the riding mower to return from the shop). Still, so much green and the beginning of spring gives us gardeners in Georgia great hope. Perhaps now the dozens of trees I have planted in the front will grow into a woodland to replace most of the lawn that must be mowed.

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