Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Bates Girls Learn Landscaping


Who said girls can't mow lawns? With a little practice (okay, maybe a lot of practice) Tori and Carlin Bates will be well on their way to becoming professional landscapers. That is, if older brother Lawson Bates can keep his cool while his sisters learn how to operate his expensive equipment.

Do you think the gals have what it takes? Check out this sneak peek scene from this week's new episode of Bringing Up Bates...


Photo/video courtesy of UP

26 comments:

  1. This is hilarious! I was laughing out loud the whole time.

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  2. "Who said girls can't mow lawns"? Wow. Just..wow. And aren't Tori and Carlin adults, not girls? My husband and I both mow the lawn, and expected our daughters to be mowing by age 10. Women have been "working the land" since the beginning of time. Do you really think pioneer women just sat around at their quilting bees joyfully waiting for their husbands to come home? We also can run our own business, give birth, raise children, be Dr's, nurses, teachers, construction workers, stand shoulder to shoulder with men serving our country in war etc. We are intelligent capable human beings.

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    1. Great comment!!

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    2. UP TV is always making differences between the Bates boys and girls. Boys like mud and all that stuff...wonder in what century the producers are living. Plus it's getting boring.

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    3. Why take offense so easily? My mom's in her 80s and still calls her friends "girls."

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  3. I really think that was a statement made in jest, 12:39pm. No need to take it where it never meant to go. Bless.

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    1. While I don't think the author was trying to be offensive, I also don't see where the joke is. No one I know would ever say women/girls can't mow a lawn. What a bizarre belief to have.

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  4. Kids aren't aloud to mowed in the United States at 10 year olds. They have to be in high school to be able to mowed.
    Their have been accident with kids mowing to young.
    You have to be 16 yesrs old and a drivers license to mowed in the US.

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    1. This is simply not true.

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    2. I'm not sure where you heard that, but I'm pretty sure it's not true. You do not need a driver's license to run a lawn mower anymore than you need one to run a vacuum cleaner!

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    3. that's not true

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    4. LOL!! I work for the DOT and no you do not need to have a driver's license to run a lawn mower as they are not meant for the highways LOL! I think I've finally heard it all now, (laughing). You may be thinking about vehicles like 4 wheelers or things of that nature(off road vehicles),and even they don't require a license if they are not driven off of the owners property.

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    5. My kids, girls included were mowing grass at 10 yrs. of age with push mowers. Still do, but most of my kids have left home now. I have told them they could pitch in together and buy me a riding lawn mower!

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  5. I've been mowing for over 50 years. It is no big deal. And you definitely don't need a driver's license to mow even on a tractor.

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  6. This family makes me laugh and they are all so nice!

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  7. Lots of girls aka young women have mowing/landscaping businesses around our area! Lancaster PA

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  8. Did carlin dye her hair?? It looks like it.

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  9. I don't get why Tori is wearing leggings under her skirt. Doesn't that defeat the purpose of dressing modestly in only dresses or skirts? How is this more modest that just putting on a pair of jeans?

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    1. yeah, she should be wearing pants instead

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    2. Actually wearing leggings under your skirt (especially when you're doing something active) is meant to ensure modesty in case your skirt comes up. I think a lot of people misunderstand what Christians mean when they say that they only wear skirts. We mean that we choose skirts as a more modest, feminine option than jeans/pants, not that we're saying pants themselves are evil.

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    3. Put a dress or skirt on turn around and look in the mirror.
      Put a pair of leggings on turn around and look in the mirror.
      Which one hugs the body and shows the curves? That is why she wears a skirt over her leggings. She is trying her best to be modest.

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    4. I wish they would answer this common question honestly for once. I believe it's not actually about modesty, but about the old-fashioned gender roles that they adhere to. Hence the weird comment that "girls can't mow lawns".

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    5. I can wear pants, but sometimes it nice to just wear a warm skirt and leggings.

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  10. She's actually wearing a pair of like sports shorts instead of skirt. More modest in this instance. And she's wearing the leggings probably because the shorts are a bit high and might slide up from the way she has to sit ;)

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    1. But I didn't think they were supposed to wear shorts either due to the showing of skin. But if they wear leggings that hug their curves under shorts that wouldn't show curves but would show skin....I still don't get the point. If pants show curves and shorts show skin, wearing one under the other still seems to break some sort of rule they adhere to. Or at least gets around it.

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    2. I'm confused. They had leggings on under their shorts? If so, then they weren't showing skin (?). Regardless, their goal is modesty. Was it modest or not? Did you see skin above their knee or see every dimple (not that the girls have those, just trying to make a point) because they have leggings on with nothing over the top? There are far more important things to worry and fuss around about than if they are keeping to their standards and rules.

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