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Post  ETNRedClay on 6/4/2013, 4:37 pm

So a neighbor has a HUGE pile of woodchips behind his barn. They were from his Bradford Pears he had removed LAST Spring. I asked if he wanted them removed. He asked if I still had the tractor and bushhog.

Why, yes, I said.

So in exchange for mowing his hayfield ONCE, I can have all the aged and lovely mulched chips I want.

So I mowed and mowed, and went back over it and mowed crosswise so I didn't miss anything, and let me tell you, I got that sucker FLAT in two hours.

When I was done, neighbor was frowning.

What's wrong?

My wife LIKES how you mowed, she thinks it's PRETTIER than when I just have it knocked down. That's when he gives me this baleful eye. Now, there's this standard of mowing I'm going to have to maintain.

You're welcome.

How much do you charge for mowing normally? You've already got the wood chips.

You know that leaning over shed with the barn wood in wide planks in the corner of the feild there? The one you're not using and is probably a health hazard.

He just rolls his eyes.

One hour on the big Ford tractor = 1 gallon of diesel $4
Two hours to mow his field FLAT = $8
Mow it once/month June, July, Aug, Sep, & Oct = $40
Big pile of aged wood chips for mulch AND wide-plank barn wood for raised beds = PRICELESS

(And all the home-made chocolate chip cookies and iced tea I could eat, too! Deal clincher.)
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Post  CapeCoddess on 6/4/2013, 4:41 pm

That really made me smile..and now I can't stop. Very Happy

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Post  boffer on 6/4/2013, 5:58 pm

Here's to seeing what others can't! Well done!

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Post  Goosegirl on 6/4/2013, 7:34 pm

Love it!!! rofl

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Post  Triciasgarden on 6/4/2013, 8:57 pm

Well that is wonderful that you went above what is normal and look what else you got! Congratulations!

+1 on the smiles!
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Post  Dunkinjean on 6/4/2013, 11:29 pm

Awesome, just awesome! Very Happy
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Post  GWN on 6/5/2013, 12:12 am

....priceless... love it
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Post  FamilyGardening on 6/5/2013, 1:44 am

LOVE it Smile

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Post  gwennifer on 6/5/2013, 9:38 am

Fantastic! Congrats. cheers
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