The DR Brush Mower is not starting. I’ve done a fair amount of mowing already this year, and have had no problem with the mower, so the no start came as a surprise. I went through the checklist, and I think the problem is that I need a new spark plug. (Hope, hope.)
I need to run out and buy a spark plug for the DR Brush Mower, and string for the weed eater. In the meantime, the grass is growing like crazy. I can’t keep up with the lawn, and the field hasn’t even been touched yet. I don’t even have much time to mow, because there is rain almost every day. This isn’t a recipe for a well-tended lawn.
The chickens are funny around the DR Mower. I bring it out from where it is parked in the old goat shed and park it in the chicken yard for oil checking and other before mowing preparation. The chickens think the mower is there to entertain and feed them. I shut the mower off, and within a few minutes I have a collection of chickens gathered, walking around the mower like some gaggle of teenagers inspecting a sports car. Of course, the chickens are looking for some juicy tidbit hanging from the mower for them to eat. When they finish inspecting the mower and find nothing worth eating, they decide I must have brought it out so they can perch on it. So they begin climbing on the mower.
Then I start up the mower. The chickens back off, giving the machine nervous looks, and wondering what on earth the stupid thing is doing making all that noise. They don’t quite get it.