The picture was taken in 1963 a few months after my parents bought their first home. They used to plan their vacations so that they would spend one week, usually in June working around the house. Then they would take another week or two in August and we would go camping or go on a road trip.
You can’t see it in the picture but my dad is using a weed whip but it isn’t the kind that uses gas or electricity it is an old school weed whip with a serrated blade. Yes, there were weeds back in the 1960s and they were black and white.