Where’s my yard??? My pretty green grassy yard dried up WEEKS ago and all we have now is crabgrass (which grows very well I must say) and dirt. Now don’t get me wrong – I happen to LOVE playing in the dirt – but I also like to munch on the grass from time to time. Nothing “munchable” out there anymore…..it’s dried up and blown away in the breeze. Sniff.
Anyway, yesterday Mom got the lawn tractor out and I thought to myself “humans are nuts – there’s not a blade of grass out there and SHE’S gonna mow!”…………but then I noticed down in the front yard that the crabgrass was pretty high. High enough I could see it flapping in the breeze – Mom likes a “neat” yard just like she likes a “neat” house. So I realized she just wanted to clean things up a bit outside. When the tractor started up I just watched from the front door inside the house – didn’t take her long to finish up. Still, it looked like this big cloud of dust moving around the front yard because she was surrounded by DIRT flying up around the mower! My Mom the dust cloud….HAHAHAHAHA
I really miss my grass though……..crabgrass does NOT – repeat NOT – taste good enough to eat. I like that nice tender green fescue stuff…..something tells me I’m going to just have to wait until next Spring to see it again. It’s been horribly dry and hot this summer and our yard is too big to keep watered with sprinklers and stuff. WAY too big.
I remember when I was little Mom got one of those little containers of “kitty grass” for me at the pet store. She watered it and the grass grew and we waited and watched it getting taller and finally she put it on the floor for me to munch – YUCK! Mom likes to tell the story of my reaction to the kitty grass…..I took one bite and promptly spit it out and tried to bury the whole container under a throw rug. That was the last experiment with grass around here!
Sigh…………so I’ll try to be patient – either for a week’s worth of rain to bring back my pretty green yard before fall gets here…..OR for next spring when I KNOW it’s going to be fresh green stuff coming up out there……..and I can pretend I’m a GOAT again!!!!!
Happy Thursday Friends!
Sammy, One Spoiled Cat (who misses his grassy yard)