As I have 4 acres a pond and a large 54 x 64 barn, there is a lot of cleaning up to do after the winter months. First to do is get out my 6 wheel Gator and go round the property picking up all the dead wood that has dropped off the trees, either got blown off or broke with the weight of snow. I pile the wood etc up in a bare spot in the field and set fire to it, with the help of a little diesel fuel it burns up quickly. The next priority is to mow before the grass gets too high, so I get out my Cub Cadet mower that has just been serviced and off I go. I mow about 2 acres, round the house and all round the perimeter fences and barn. The rest I leave to grow for hay, just had it fertilized and limed, when its ready, a farmer friend comes and cuts and binds it into big rolls and carts it away. Last year he came with 2 teams of mules to cut the hay, much to the delight of my neighbors.
The next tiresome job is to weed kill, I spray round all the fences so it saves the heavy job of weed whacking all summer. Of course there is the hand weeding to do and trimming the bushes and the tall pampas grass.
As I am still very active in Real Estate, there are very few dull moments, so apart from cleaning house, feeding the cat and OH! Yes I forgot cooking for my fianc Frank Saxton. Frank is a professional musician, plays saxophone and all the wind instruments also plays keyboard and sings. Frank spent 28 years in Las Vegas, played for Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis Jr. and over 70 other top acts. He has played here at several functions in Crossville and sold out performances at Voices of Vegas which is once a month at the library in Fairfield Glade. Frank will also be doing 3 shows about the History of the American Songbook at the Library this summer. On Friday nights, he performs at The R&B Caf in Fairfield Glade. I sometimes accompany him on keyboard when we entertain at the senior centers.