. . . that some yard work takes very little work. I guess that's one of the benefits of an old home with an old garden, some things just bloom and grow out of habit. . . or thanks to someone else's years of hard work. Or maybe I can just be grateful that Mother Nature is a better gardener than I am.
The other good news, is that for the part that does take work, I found that "neighbor kid with a lawn mower" that I'd been searching for. . . two of them, actually, and they're coming back till we get a lawn mower of our own. What a relief!