If you know Luke (either through this blog or in person), you should know by now that Luke REALLY likes and is interested in lawnmowers -- push lawnmowers, riding lawnmowers, big lawnmowers, small lawnmowers, etc.
Also, if you know Luke, you might possibly know that he is very good buddies with his Papa Koehn (Sarah's Dad)....
Sooooooo, when Papa invited Luke to mow with him one day, Luke didn't hesitate.
First, a little explanation....
My (Sarah) dad spends some time each week at my grandparents' farm (his parents). My grandfather passed away almost 2 1/2 years ago. My grandmother is still living, but she actually lives in town. She needs full-time care.
So, my dad and his brother keep the property "up" in the sense of mowing and general grounds keeping.
FYI -- we live a little over 1/2 an hour from my grandparents' farm.
When you mow with Papa, the first thing you do is check the tires on the riding lawnmower.
Then, you have to add gasoline to the mower....
Then, after earphones (or, eeeephones, as Luke calls them) are put on and you crawl on Papa's lap, you're ready to mow....
Then, once the "big" mowing job is completed, you can help Papa with the little mowing job with the green push mower.
**As a side note -- that "dirt" space in the photos behind Luke and my dad (with the push mower) is where my grandparents' house used to be. It was demolished within the last couple of months. It needed to be. It was in TERRIBLE shape -- beyond repair and remodel.
While I have good memories of that house from my childhood, I'm not extremely sentimental when it comes to stuff. BUT, I will say it was just plain weird being on that farm without the house there. However, I know that my dad and his brother made a rational and good decision to have the house demolished.
After mowing, one must then take a drive with Papa (my dad lets Luke sit on his lap and drive up and down the driveway).
Then, after the job is done, we all go to my (Sarah) favorite Dairy Queen -- who has owners I used to work with for 10 years!
Luke NEVER disputes going to Dairy Queen -- eating yummy ice cream....only after he eats his "chichen" (that's chicken in "Luke Speak")....
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