Yesterday I had quite an encounter with a bark filled erosion tube. (Erosion tubes are black knit material filled with bark about 6 inches around) My lawn mower got stuck...it wouldn't go forward and it wouldn't go backwards. I weighed my options...leave the mower there and say someone stole it... get the other mower and pull /push it...but it was precariously near a drop off. Should I just go inside my baby brothers house and have a nap? I called Far Guy and said "I am in a pickle...can you help?" ( I usually carry my phone when I am off mowing.)
I had some time to sit and think and admire the woods.
I sat on the steps and looked up.
I enjoyed the blue sky. Sometimes when you are in a bit of a pickle you just need to take a minute or two to enjoy your surroundings...until the knight in shining armor shows up.
We eventually got the mower free from the dastardly erosion tube. We tried several things...finally Far Guy rocked the mower sideways and I pulled on the tube as he was rocking it back and forth. For the record I did not try and mow the tube...I just tried to go over the top of it...well I learned that lesson. The tube is a tad worse for the wear...those things are heavy...I moved it back in place when I was done mowing.
That was my adventure for the day...when I got back home Far Guy said he was happy to see me!