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Post #2301 by Dog » Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:06 pm

Craig wrote:Dog, you know like 2/3 people on here get high, right?


Really? I never think of these things.

Does mcphee get high as well?
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Post #2302 by Craig » Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:31 pm

Lol, probably smokes a doob every other Thursday with his old wrestling buddies.
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Post #2303 by chicpea » Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:25 am

mayoradamwest wrote:I was in Saskatchewan


They had you shooting gophers (not prairie dogs)? When I lived there, boys would pump one end of the hole full of water and flush the little guys out before savagely putting a noose round their tiny necks when they popped up the other end to see if the coast was clear. The coast was not clear.
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Post #2304 by Dog » Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:36 am

What is it with people going to live in Saskatchewan?!
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Post #2305 by Dog » Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:19 am

Did you also fall in love with a Saskatchewan farmer, Chic?
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Post #2306 by mayoradamwest » Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:58 pm

chicpea wrote:
mayoradamwest wrote:I was in Saskatchewan


They had you shooting gophers (not prairie dogs)? When I lived there, boys would pump one end of the hole full of water and flush the little guys out before savagely putting a noose round their tiny necks when they popped up the other end to see if the coast was clear. The coast was not clear.


It was prairie dogs, which I thought were gophers?
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Post #2307 by PEli » Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:00 pm

I was watering the front flower beds this evening and I've got mushrooms behind the hostas.

Annnnd the Tenacity is continuing to do its thing on the clover. It was sprayed almost two weeks ago and the majority of clover is turning white now. I think after another week or so it will be shaded out by grass and it'll just start to decompose. Fun fact about clover. It has a really cool trait that allows it to take in nitrogen as a gas (ie: from air) rather than just as a solid (fertilizer). So it takes in all of this excess nitrogen and uses it when it needs it. And when you kill the clover,all of the nitrogen that is stored in it's roots gets released into the soil for the grass. Fucking RECYCLING. Just read about that this week and I'm living it.

It is weird to walk through the lawn and see the weeds lit up like they are. It looks really strange. I have a lot of quackgrass. Didn't realize how much until the tenacity lit it up. Unfortunately it's too late to really do much about the weeds now. It's not safe to use the chemicals in the heat so there won't be a blanket application until late fall when I do the prodiamine.

I guess I need to get on the watering and try to get the roots to keep going deeper. Make it through the summer and then the real work starts...
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Post #2308 by PEli » Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:36 pm

I was grilling a couple of ribeyes this evening and having a raspberry wheat ale when I saw a bee on the bush beside the grill. Upon closer inspection, there were multiple bees just pollinating the shit out of the place.

So despite the mass amounts of chemicals I have sprayed, by using them within their temperature guidelines and on days where there is no wind, I have managed to not kill all the bees.

Unfortunately they were Africanized and they swarmed me.
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Post #2309 by AD » Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:41 pm

Godspeed PEL.i.
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Post #2310 by Craig » Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:42 pm

I moved into a house today. It's pretty nice.




I have so much to do. :why:
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Post #2311 by chicpea » Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:50 pm

Whenever you move into a new abode, it is a very good idea to have a very intimate smooch with someone nearby before the first sunset. I really hope it's not too late.
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Post #2312 by PEli » Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:27 pm

Check the sink for hair. Guaranteed it's fucked. Every fucking time. New apartment? Drain will be full of hair. Just bought a century home? Wiry, blue hair in the drain. Downsized into a downtown condo? Hair city. Brand new build, never lived in before? THERE'S A FUCKING HAIR DOLL MADE OF SWEATY PORTUGUESE CONCRETE* GUY HAIR IN THAT DRAIN.

Fuck.

*They all do concrete wtf
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Post #2313 by AD » Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:14 am

Craig wrote:I moved into a house today. It's pretty nice.




I have so much to do. :why:


Which one did you choose?
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Post #2314 by Craig » Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:43 am

The incredibly burby one that backs on to conservation land.
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Post #2315 by AD » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:06 am

Oh the one with the red brick and the porch?

I like that one.
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Post #2316 by Craig » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:09 am

No, not that one. It wasn't one of the three I linked to that one time.
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Post #2317 by Dog » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:42 am

Congratulations on owning your own shelter from the elements once again, greg!
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Post #2318 by mayoradamwest » Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:19 pm

I've identified 10 caterpillars in my new garden.

we also have a family of rabbits running through which I expect my dog will eventually murder at least 1 of
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Post #2319 by AD » Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:19 pm

Why would you end that sentence with a preposition?
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Post #2320 by Craig » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:04 pm

I have millions of tiny frogs in my backyard. Like, the size of my fingernail.
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Post #2321 by Boring Choice #2 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:04 pm

Suspense. Maybe the dog picked a different side than maw expected.
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Post #2322 by Dog » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:05 pm

Craig wrote:I have millions of tiny frogs in my backyard. Like, the size of my fingernail.


Pass the lawn mover ala Big D, greg.
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Post #2323 by PEli » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:07 pm

Came home today and the area in the lawn where the new seed meets the established turf is fucking brown. Apologies to vcx but that's not the color I want to see in the lawn.

It could be brown patch or something totally different. I have no fungicide and no experience curing this. The weather certainly isn't going to cooperate. Humid, on and off rain for the next few days. I've heard copper applications do good things. I know propaconazole would work but I don't have any.

Any of you know anything about fungus?
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Post #2324 by mayoradamwest » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:43 pm

PEli wrote:Came home today and the area in the lawn where the new seed meets the established turf is fucking brown. Apologies to vcx but that's not the color I want to see in the lawn.

It could be brown patch or something totally different. I have no fungicide and no experience curing this. The weather certainly isn't going to cooperate. Humid, on and off rain for the next few days. I've heard copper applications do good things. I know propaconazole would work but I don't have any.

Any of you know anything about fungus?


Yeah, I dated a girl from Saskatchewan. Long story short, get some antibiotics.
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Post #2325 by PEli » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:45 pm

:rudy: fungi
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Post #2326 by Craig » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:53 pm

My lawn is gorgeous, by the way. Hardly a weed in sight. It won't stay that way of course, because I don't care. Lawns are stupid.

Also, I need to get a gas mower. That little push mower is a chore for a big lawn.
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Post #2327 by PEli » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:20 pm

Why get a mower at all? Just toss a few pounds of wildflower seeds on the lawn, walk away and use the money you saved on the mower to pay the city when they send a crew to clear cut your fairy garden.

Or just glyphosate.
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Post #2328 by Dog » Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:19 pm

Get a plug-in electric mower, greg!
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Post #2329 by Craig » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:01 pm

I've always wanted a bamboo yard. Like remember that scene in crouching Tiger in the bamboo forest? Just that, your entire yard.
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Post #2330 by MP » Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:41 am

Yeah, get a battery powered mower. My Honda gas powered is great, but I'd go rechargeable battery now.
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Post #2331 by Craig » Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:00 am

Oh yeah? I figured gas was king.
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Post #2332 by MP » Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:04 am

It is, if you have 1/2 and acre or more, and if you look after it, it'll probably last longer, but for the convenience of low maintenance, environmental impact, and noise, the battery ones have come a long way.
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Post #2333 by mayoradamwest » Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:08 am

MP wrote:Yeah, get a battery powered mower. My Honda gas powered is great, but I'd go rechargeable battery now.


I just switched from an electric to gas, I love the gas mower
(100x200 ft property.)
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Post #2334 by Boring Choice #2 » Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:00 pm

If it takes more than an hour to cut the grass, get a riding mower. Otherwise, it doesn't matter.
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Post #2335 by mayoradamwest » Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:58 pm

My electric suffered with thick grass
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Post #2336 by AD » Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:05 pm

So did mine!
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Post #2337 by AD » Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:06 pm

Wait. Why is this in "home ownership"? What are we talking about?
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Post #2338 by Craig » Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:22 pm

Sigh, AC compressor is fucked. Gonna try to warrantee it, but I'll still be out like a grand.
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Post #2339 by PEli » Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:44 pm

I prefer gas mowers but the battery powered ones are getting better. My only concern is the battery dying and the manufacturer not supplying batteries anymore. So if I bought a $350 mower and the battery lasts me three or four summers...great. but the replacement battery better still be available.

60v or bust.
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Post #2340 by PEli » Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:16 pm

The KW water ban allows you to water on your off days if you are calibrating sprinklers or if your kids are playing in the sprinklers or whatever.

Each Sunday I force my son to go outside for two hours and run around the yard until an inch of water is down. He will be doing this until he gets a job.
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Post #2341 by PEli » Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:28 pm

I did a blanket application of 2,4d in the sideyard and across the front edge of the front yard. I think it'll take two more applications of Tenacity over the next two months to completely clear the yard of weeds. The crabgrass will remain until then but when it does by itself, the pre emergent I put down in late September will prevent it from germinating next Spring. Not bad for the first year here.

I used the new battery powered sprayer and I left the rubber gloves on from when I mixed the herbicide. The neighbors are intrigued but are too afraid to ask me what I'm doing. This is extremely good news.

I also noticed that the area I thought was fungus has dried out nicely in the heat and the watering has brought the grass back a bit. It's frustrating because I panicked and ordered a fungicide and now I do t really need it. I'll use it next year.

I also found a wasp's nest in one of the trees by my deck. I don't have anything to kill them with so that's tomorrow's adventure. Apparently I am not using enough herbicides because the wasp's, bees, ants and mosquitoes are fucking everywhere.

If you are American and want to bring me three bottles of Triazicide, a bottle of bug be gone and five bags of Sevin.....
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Post #2342 by mayoradamwest » Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:47 pm

My dog is not happy with the family of rabbits living on the other side of the fence. I am expecting corpses.
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Post #2343 by mayoradamwest » Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:48 pm

Also, have a ton of bees which are giving me the best flower garden on the block. The pink poppies have brought neighbors over asking me question
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Post #2344 by clawfirst » Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:07 pm

Is the question, "where can i score some opium?"
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Post #2345 by mayoradamwest » Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:10 pm

I think you underestimate my community's ability to score drugs :colbert:
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Post #2346 by Boring Choice #2 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:46 pm

I have a bunch of carpenter bees that have bored holes in my shed. I can't be bothered to fight them any more. Other than the holes in the shed, which has seen its better days anyway, they don't really do much harm, so I figure we can coexist.
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Post #2347 by Craig » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:37 am

Here's my little yard. This is the nicest the grass will ever look:


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Post #2348 by chicpea » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:25 am

The second shot reminds me of Lewis Carroll's yard in Oxford. Perhaps you could write a story too?
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Post #2349 by chicpea » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:27 am

Boring Choice #2 wrote:I have a bunch of carpenter bees that have bored holes in my shed. I can't be bothered to fight them any more. Other than the holes in the shed, which has seen its better days anyway, they don't really do much harm, so I figure we can coexist.


That's the spirit, Dee! Just like Neville Chamberlain.
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Post #2350 by mayoradamwest » Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:21 pm

Got my first cuke today, flowers are in full bloom, and along with bees the family of rabbits is around

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