We are trying something new this summer at the blue barn.
We have terraced the front lawn between the sidewalk and house and converted it to garden space. It was always a dreadful place to mow, due to the terrain. With the girls now riding the mower the majority of the time, I was worried about their safety on this little patch of lawn. Now it is a non-issue.
The new challenge is to keep it looking at least semi-maintained, which requires a fair amount of hand weeding and cultivation.
We've had rain almost every day of late. Great for the veggies and flowers-and the weeds.