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Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Never Say Never


Hello Sweet Friends!

This post will hopefully be 

an encouragement to never say never.



We have all said at times,

"oh, I could never learn to do that".



Well, sometimes circumstances 

put us in a place where we are

willing to learn something

that we never, in a hundred years,

thought we would do. 


Welcome to Garden Tractor 101



No, I won't be teaching a class,

but showing you that you can 

learn to do most anything from

You Tube :)


This is a dirty air filter.

Isn't it pretty, LOL.



   And this is a clean one all 

replaced by, drum roll, please . . .




Not only that, but I drained 

the old oil, filled it back will

bright and shiny new oil and

replaced the old oil filter with

a new one. 



This lovely season is not all 

about beautiful gardens and

gorgeous blooms,

as all home owners know,

it's about maintenance, too. 



Oh, I also dug out the weeds in this 

area between the yard and the driveway.

I'll soon be getting gravel to 

fill it all in . . .



I think it will look so much better.

Steve and I had talked about doing

this . . . so I'm very happy

to be getting it done.


Well, that's my post . . .

thank you so much for stopping

by to say, Hi.



Let me leave you with this . . .

I am determined and confident!

I am not afraid or discouraged,

for the Lord my God is 

with me wherever I go.

                 Joshua 1:9

Have a lovely week . . .

Your blogging sister, 

Connie :)


  1. You are amazing, Connie. Steve would be so proud of you, and if he's ever looking down from heaven, he's smiling BIG.

  2. I am very impressed! I do not think I would have had the guts to try that tractor/mower maintenance! You go, girl! as they say. And your blooms are gorgeous. I love the new edge to your yard. The curves give it a very graceful look.

  3. It is true that you can learn to do just about anything via You Tube! Good for you! We have replaced all of our front flower bed mulch with river rock and I love how it looks. And it sure cuts down on the weeding! Your flowers are so pretty! Enjoy the rest of your week.

  4. Congratulations on learning how to service your ride-on mower!! You are amazing.
    Your Clematis and Roses are so lovely. May and June are so filled with beautiful flowers and shrubs!!
    That's a great verse from Joshua and a wonderful promise. ((hugs))

  5. Amen! I'm so amazed by your resilence and strength. You are not only fulfilling the plans that you had with Steve about projects around the house, you are taking care of the equipment too! I'm so proud of you my friend. The Lord gives you strength each and every day for each task that you have ahead of you.
    Much love and blessings Connie,

  6. Great job with the tractor. I learn along time ago to never say never. Sometimes you just have to do it, of course I always do the screaming and kicking all the way first.

  7. Connie, congratulations on being Superwoman You have such strength and perseverance.

  8. Can you hear me wildly applauding? For me, when I do something that I never knew how to nor never needed to know how to, I get a great sense of accomplishment.

  9. Hi Connie- I'm so pleased for you that you've become a John Deere Tractor Mechanic- well done there. Yes, there are certain times in our lives that when we reflect upon it - we're spurred on to make the absolute best of our lot. My life has changed since having a Heart Operation back in April of last year- I've found that certain things that interested me previously seem no longer important and recently I've re-discovered a Hobby that appeals to me ever so greatly and I'm looking forward to the years ahead. Love and Best Wishes. KEV. (Sydney- Australia).

  10. Wow! I am so impressed! Your determination is amazing and so encouraging. All the flowers are lovely, as is the Scripture.
    Blessings, Linda

  11. Great job!! My grandmother used to say, "Where there's a will, there's a way!" I mow, but don't service anything. :) The flowers are beautiful!!

  12. Oh my Goodness!!!! You are one awesome woman.

  13. That is amazing! Of course, I always thought you could do "anything"! I can't even drive a riding mower. Poppy drives, I use a push mower. I love that cute puppy in the picture. Your flowers are beautiful, as always.

  14. Wow Connie! You are awesome and you must be SO VERY PROUD of yourself! As the old saying went "necessity is the Mother of invention".. but at times in our lives it becomes "necessity is the Mother of DO IT YOURSELF!"...... when there's no one else to do it, we have to do it ourselves and there really IS such a great feeling of accomplishment.. and we give ourselves a shoulder pat and feel much stronger for doing it! I love your curved driveway area.. it will be beautiful when done (and hope YOU are not hauling all the gravel in!)... hee hee.... I love the scripture too... is a very good reminder for us, of all ages. I bet your flowers and blooms are overflowing everywhere! Hugs to you... Marilyn

  15. Good for you. It's amazing the things we can do if we have to.

  16. Connie! I am so proud of you! You did great. I love that peony!

  17. Oh Connie that is Awesome, you must feel very proud of yourself as you should. It is amazing how much you can learn through youtube :) the yard looks great too, how great to get things done you have been thinking about doing for awhile!
    Your flowers are gorgeous too!

  18. I agree YT is a sometimes a good resource. It's an opinion and take the advice with a grain of salt, sometimes you actually do find the correct answer there. Good job Connie.

  19. I don't think my comment went through, so I'm trying again....

    I am so impressed by what you have learned to do - you are amazing! And such a hard worker. I hope you have a good weekend and find time for some rest, too.


  20. You post is right on time. I am so encouraged.

  21. Oh my girl, you got this! I am very impressed, I do believe you can do anything. And we do have alot of maintenance that's for sure. I'm back on the ladder, power washed my house. We just have to keep it going. That's going to look fabulous when it's done. Your flowers are gorgeous! God is good! Lisa @Sweet Tea N' Salty Air

  22. You are so right, Connie. We are never too old to learn something new. I look after my car now like I never had to before, so I know where you are coming from.
    God bless, and have an awesome week :) xx

  23. That’s a big, big deal! Good for you!