“I haven’t been this worn out or this filthy since last fall!” I told my wife.
It’s a known truth that some muscle groups remain unused until you use them; tennis muscles, swimming muscles, and, as in the last couple of days, tilling muscles.
However, tonight was my second night of tilling an area larger that my last garden. Abby and I are both eager to get even more fresh food out of the patch than in recent years. I am especially interested in more room for melons, particularly cantaloupes.
Figure this out for me...
If anyone can solve this little mystery for me, chime in: my 2-stroke, small engine tiller starts without much fuss, runs well for a while, then suddenly, with no indication at all, shuts down, and cannot be restarted until the engine has cooled to room temperature.
So my tilling muscles are worked to the limit – I can barely make a fist or hold a cup of water. I know I’ll be okay in the morning, though.