Paul Glaves - "Big Bend", Texas U.S.A
"The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution." - Bertrand Russell
Paul, that is funny. When we lived in Lubbock we used to ride for hours on our "green fix" trips to New Mexico so we could see green grass and trees. Then moved to Saint Louis and now I cut the stuff 2 times a week, bag it now and then, spread seed so more will grow, kill what I don't want to grow, water the rest. I am beginning to think that I need a proper "brown fix" and another trip to Lubbock. But that will have to wait until Sipapu.
for me, if its oil and air cooled, I want more oil and more air
That's my motive I actually was thinking of doing the "popsicle" dipstick notion as a way to "learn the level" of the new swimming pool via my old dipstick.
Grass sidenote: living back in the woods, much of what used to pass for our lawn now is in moss, having removed it in the past & reseeded we have long decided it is green, it doesn't need mowing(except in the spring when the wildflowers shoot through then die back) & is here to stay. When I used to work I was always amused by the guys that could entertain themselves with "lawnmower discussions" as a lawnmower is incapable of conjuring any excitement in me AT ALL! I mowed a golf course some when younger & have a lifetime quota long filled. Much of the grass in the USA is a complete waste of time & $-except one thing-it creates more jobs than I can imagine! As for a green fix-if you haven't experienced the ABSOLUTE EXPLOSION OF GREEN! that happens in our appalachian spring, replete with gillions of flowering trees & plants you need some green. It is amazing. I get my Audubon wildflower book out every spring to identify something out there. Yesterday it was a 5 pointed red flower in a shady cove in Johnson county , KY that needs looking up-is it a cardinal flower?
P.S. Anybody got a hybrid lawnmower yet?
Pushing a lawn mower once a week is my cardio workout.
Regarding grass, like Kentuckid, I'm in the Appalachian mountains and green is taking over this spring with it being warm early and raining every day. My John Deeres are only a 48" and a 50" cut so I can mow my yard in about two and a half hours if I don't stop. Trimming is extra. The other half of my property is Billy Goat steep and my 4 goats and donkey takes care of that. I've always enjoyed mowing because, like riding my motorcycle, it is my thinking time. You know you live in the mountains when you need a 4X4 lawnmower to mow your yard. I manage with heavy two wheel drives but my neighbors have gone to the $12,000-$15,000 4X4 models.
'You can say what you want about the South, but I almost never hear of anyone wanting to retire to the North.
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