If this isn’t a 3 Stooges routine, I don’t know what is…
"Larry, Curly, and Mowing" is on my Album, "The Fun Stuff"
Here in upstate New York it rains a lot, and over the years the floodplain in my yard has risen, turning it into a soggy swamp. It is usually dry enough at the beginning of the season to mow, but I hadn’t realized how bad it had gotten. I started mowing, and very soon my lawn tractor was hopelessly stuck. So I did what I had done in the past... I went for my car, losing a shoe in the mud, and backed it into what I was accustomed to being the dry part of the yard, closest to the driveway. I tied a stout rope to the tractor, and to the car and proceeded to tow the tractor out of the mud.
Except the car was now mired in mud, and I couldn’t get it out. I called AAA. When they arrived they had brought a flat-bed truck that couldn’t navigate the geometry of my driveway vs. the yard. So Triple-A called Triple-A and eventually the right kind of truck arrived. He pulled out my car, and I meekly asked whether he would also rescue the tractor. He very kindly did.
This video is set in the actual yard where this true story occurred.
"Larry, Curly, and Mowing" words and music Copyright 2020 by Dan Veaner
I’ll tell you a story of mowing made hard By rain that’s been poring all over my yard. I got on my tractor to cut down the grass It got stuck when it sank in that muddy morass. Grass will grow high and the water will flood My trusty law tractor sank deep in the mud The floodplain had risen, the grass and weeds growing My lawn tractor sank Larry Curly and Mowing. The mud sucked my shoe off, but still full of hope I pulled my car over, and tied on a rope. The wheels began turning, but what a mistake My car was stuck spewing a long muddy wake Grass will grow high and the water will flood My trusty law tractor sank deep in the mud The floodplain had risen, the grass and weeds growing My lawn tractor sank Larry Curly and Mowing. I called Triple A and they sent out a truck He pulled out my car from the mud and the muck Then he pulled the lawn tractor out from the morass And left me to ponder the tall weedy grass Grass will grow high and water is flowing My trusty law tractor it really needs towing The floodplain had risen, the grass and weeds growing My lawn tractor sank Larry Curly and Mowing.