…is getting greener and longer and that means pulling the John Deere out of the shed, sharpening the blades and hitting the hillside to mow our front yard (otherwise known as the South 40).

Each year, we say we are going to plant more trees and cut down the size of the yard (which takes at least a day and two tanks of gas to mow) and each year we don’t get around to planting the trees so the annual fight against grass,crabgrass, dandelions, weeds and thistles begins.

It’s man vs. nature…and nature always wins.