Two things Willie....
1. Nice work on the tire covers. I get old sewing machines running right but i dont know how to sew. I usually give them to young people that want to learn.
2. Did your neighbor build their TD?
I, too, mowed over a Yellow Jacket nest while cutting the grass at my uncle's lake cabin about 20 years ago. When I felt the first couple stings, I looked down and saw my sneaker and socks covered with Yellow Jackets. I ran about 30 feet across the yard and jumped into the lake. They are indeed evil!