This old John Deere mower has been sitting in our storage yard for a couple of years. I got it from a neighbor with the idea that the kids could part it out and make a go kart out of the usable pieces. This week they started the project. So far it looks like the steering mechanism, the frame, and possibly the transmission will be usable. I already have an old Briggs and Stratton engine waiting to be bolted on. We'll keep you posted on the progress.
Early this summer Marlene asked Phelan what he would like to plant in the garden. He said his favorite food was beans and rice and he would like to plant them. Marlene suggested that rice probably wouldn't grow in our garden setting, but that beans would be a good crop. When he finished planting them, he labeled them "Phelans Beens" This week just before the rains came, he harvested the finished product. The "beens" are now drying in the green house and before long Phelan can have his meal of beans and rice (using California rice).
Marlene and I are both retired. We enjoy traveling in our motor home, flying in our plane, gardening, and spending time with our grandsons. We live in the country on an acre of land which is part of a residential airpark where each house has a hanger attached and we all have access to a grass airstrip for take off and landings.