These iPhone photos are many years old and show where I used to work when I did commercial lawn work for 20 years. The old Ransomes mower was the first mower, then came a new John Deere 60-inch front-mounted mower deck and zero-radius turning. A great machine. I miss the hard work, it’s good for you!
15 thoughts on “Going Way Back”
Really love the potting shed photo. Is it illuminated by flashlight?
The iPhone’s light was on I think, not sure, this was a few years ago in Michigan. The shed was my mother’s, she looooved working with plants and could grow anything! Mom passed in 2012. 😪✝️🙏🏻
Your mom’s space was beautiful. Sorry for your loss, I know you never stop missing your mom.
Never. I see little older ladies in the store and sometimes I almost cry right there. I have photos of her here in my living room. I sometimes talk to her. 😪🙏🏻
Hugs to you, John. I’m sure she’s watching you and is proud of you.
John Deere is the snow blower of choice at our home, but it doesn’t snow anymore so there’s that! I have toyed with the idea of a riding mower…and if I pull that thread it would likely be a Deere.
I’m sure you will be buried by snow next year, Bruce, I hope you buy that Deere!
Fascinating gallery, John! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks, Marcus, I miss those days! Hard work, biting insects and getting hit by debris discharged from the mower deck! 😊
That must have been great to work outdoors instead of being stuck in an office. I love being outdoors but always worked inside so any chance I get, I go outside.
Thanks Susan, I see it as a privilege to have worked 20 years there. Not just mowing and trimming, but also driving large tractors pulling bush hogs and twice a year, hitting the interstate to drive the boss’ antique cars to Florida and back. ❤️
I don’t know what a bush hog is. But it would have been fun driving antique cars!
Really? I am guessing that the term bush hog is a regional American dialect. We also call them a Brush Hog. I use the term Aye here and there once in a while and also the word Cripe or Cripes.
My research into this word indicates that the word Cripe originated in the United Kingdom long ago. Americans and the people of the UK are very much the same people in my opinion. 👍🏻🇺🇸🇬🇧
We have this old John Deere mower years ago. Anita
John Deere is the top of the line in lawn mowers and more, Anita. If I had a lawn here I would have a John Deere push mower. All I have is palm trees, faux grass and decorative stone in the backyard, and decorative stone and palm trees in the front yard.