.......after a big workout last night. My BIL and I took our tractors to the forrest last night to mow an area we call " Bear Camp", (sorry no pictures, forgot the camera) why do we call it that. That's where we camp when bear hunting in September. We are going to dry camp there on Labor Day. It's about 2.5 acres and was a little bigger than we thought. My BIL took the 7014- S Simplicity and I took Charlie. BILs Simp mowed great. He could mow more and faster than I could and with the 48" deck he mowed more in a pass. Charlie mowed great but I forgot to take the grass chute off and the grass kept "balling" up under it and the ground bar. It would still mow but not cut great. We got it all done in about 2 1/2 hours. Looks really good now. Going to try to slide out there today and take a few pictures to post later. The grass was probably 3+' tall in places. A sickle bar mower would of been the thing to have to do this. In the past there were horse owners that would bring in a square bailer and bale the grass from this area and others in the forrest. They have since stopped.
I decided on the way home to leave Charlie on the trailer overnight and wash him in the morning. Charlie came to us after the passing of my wifes Mother and father. None of the other kids wanted him and I was glad to move him to norhtern Michigan. Here he is after his well deserved bath. Thanks. Roger.