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rs, I have never seen a deck quite as "full" as that.....and I worked at a lawn and garden dealer in high school and college. A large mallet and big wooden chisel come to mind, then pressure wash. Your mower will be many pounds lighter. Your compost pile will be happy.Good Evening All.
68F and sunny @ 19:30, temperature seems to be falling rapidly, heading down to around 44F for the low overnight. Fairly windy too ... which makes it feel a little chilly.
Big cool down on it's way in, high tomorrow only 67F.
Back up to near 80F by Saturday though ... and near 90F Tuesday - Friday this coming week.
Way too windy to do any spraying today.
Noticed that there appeared to be something out in the live trap as I was fixing my coffee this morning ... which was a little odd, given the anchovy had been pilfered out of the bait can several days ago.
A closer inspection after I got out there with the Cub and the dump cart revealed that yup, it was sure enough a 'coon.
A very nasty big one:
I give him 3 days ... at most.
Before I did that though, I decided to clean the bottom of the mower deck on the Cub which was long overdue.
I knew it was going to be bad, just didn't realize how bad ... but how poorly it was throwing clippings was probably a big clue though.
Those Marbain blades are pretty tough, but I'm not sure how well this set will survive this ordeal ...
At any rate, I got the underside of the deck about 75% cleaned off, leaving the parts at the rear which are hard to reach/get to, owning to my lift set up - which is very much less than ideal and doesn't raise the deck all that high (<12")
After some consultation with The Woman, I was able to secure approval for a solution to that and placed the order:
Could have run over this afternoon to Lowes, who had it in stock ... but I'm happy to wait a little bit and save the $38.
Also ordered the smoke bombs to get rid of the groundhogs:
Dropped the dump cart around back earlier to load the weeds The Woman pulled this morning. She didn't get around to that, was busy working out front on the edge of the circle.
Got the 2 x 12 PT lumber placed back on the east slope of the garden.
Loaded the ATV/Motorcyle jack and the car ramps into the bucket of the Kubota and took those up to the shop.
Looks like someone left a free lawn chair up there ...
Refilled hopper and the two tube feeders, dumped the bags of bird food into their containers.
Used Kubota to pile up the compostables up onto the compost pile.
Just heard The Woman yelling out the window "Hey you ... stop eating my hostas !"
Was a deer apparently ... She said there was another 'coon out by the feeders too ...
Need to switch out of shorts and close up things outside, then head up to the shop and modify that driver bit so I can drive t-posts with the HF hammer drill.
Hope everyone had a great day ...
I've never seen an Indigo Bunting. Surprised it isn't dark blue blackA returning Indigo Bunting arrived this morning.
My wife really likes spam. Amazon had a slight sale on it (22.75/12 pack) so I bought 5 12 packs. Should last a few years.
But at least we keep on doing it.It does help that I am stubborn and determined to not let this keep me down..... I have resolved myself to the fact that anything I do now will be considerably much slower...
Drew- Horrible backlighting with early morning sun for the pic. Hopefully better lighting the next time. I have no grease gun knowledge; I'll probably prove that tomorrowI've never seen an Indigo Bunting. Surprised it isn't dark blue black
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had a nice nap, needed it.
I had pushed the electric mower for about ten minutes this afternoon so
I'll be ready for the rider tomorrow. Grass is slowing down without more rain.
I need to make a run to JD dealer, maybe next week.
I ordered an Alemite hand manual grease gun, and I of course need to
have green grease in it right?
this is all precipitated by my trailer wheel bearings, which have nice zerk lube fittings.
unfortunately my air hose won't reach trailer.
I just don't do enough zerk greasing to justify another Dewalt. What a nice tool that greasegun was on the farm.
So a manual one for occasional use will be fine. Still have the air powered one for mowers.
Alemite has been around a long time.
if one can use the politically incorrect phrase of Dead Indians...all those grease guns thrown out that would not get a prime.
A workshop's dead indians.
yeah, probably a term that should go away.
along with humming 49 bottles of beer on the wall
and whatever else annoys or offends.
I wonder what the number one cause of not getting a grease gun prime is.
does anyone have any grease gun wisdom?