Today we had ALOT of work. Because of all the rain lately we haven't been able to mow the lawn in over a month. Now the grass is knee high and thick and of course still wet halfway through. So today I gathered a husband, 2 teens and a tween and informed them the lawn was going to get done today. I gave them some incentive for doing it without fighting or moping but I didn't have a lot of hope riding on that because that never works.
So first thing we did was rake the excess grass from where I cut the front yard 2 days ago. Then I weedeated the backyard (keep in mind it is about an acre with a push mower and nothing but hill). Rake again. Then we tried with the highest setting on the lawmower, SLOW going. Rake again. Do it over because alot of missed because the grass was laying on everything. Rake again. Mowed on the middle setting (the one we like), rake again. Weeded the gardens, the rock beds (lots of them), tore down the old wooden swingset, redid the paver stones, laid out some more rock for drainage, power washed the back padio.
Missed lunch and finished about 4:30-5:00pm. Started at 10am.
Here's the kicker: No one complained, we all worked together, the yard looks AMAZING and everyone is happy! Just fell into place today!