Hmmm...

Reverend Blair
#1
So I mowed and mowed today. Had to fix the walking tractor three times. The motor almost fell off the first time and after that it kept blowing pulleys. I took a flying belt to thigh once too. A few centimeters over and and a little higher and I'd be singing the castrati parts in the Johnny Cash CD I have on.
 
jimmoyer
#2
The Nine Inch Nails "HURT" song on that Cash cd ?
 
Reverend Blair
#3
Not on that one.
 
peapod
#4
Well I think I will put on royksopp when I mow the lawn today...makes you zip along.
 
peapod
#5
I also just pulled up some tatters this morning...hehehehe I already got tatters...baby yukon golds...
 
Reverend Blair
#6
We aren't even planting taters this year. It's so wet that they'll rot in the ground.

I greased up the rototiller attachment for the tractor, but I haven't even thought about putting it on.
 
peapod
#7
Well mostly I like the tatters for what they do for the soil, but some get eaten...hey rev do you have a chipper??
 
Reverend Blair
#8
I don't have a chipper, although I'd like one.

Here's some advice from my friend's dad about potatoes. If you are going to plant a lawn, put in potatoes for at a year first. It will loosen up the soil.

He owned a landscaping company for most of his life.
 
peapod
#9
There otta be a law againist lawns So boring! blah!
 
Reverend Blair
#10
It's kind of funny...I used to spend a lot of time on a tractor trying to keep grass from creeping into the summer fallow. Now I'm supposed to mow it and weed it and feed it? Not bloody likely.

I keep it cut on a more or less regular basis, but mostly I just stay away from it.
 
peapod
#11
I did have a chipper rev, dam thing...scared the crap out of me than I watched "fargo" and well I got rid of the chipper
 
Jo Canadian
#12
Quote: Originally Posted by peapod

There otta be a law againist lawns So boring! blah!

I'm not used to lawns either. Never had them until I moved south. I'm more partial to having a rock garden or something like that.
 
peapod
#13
Ah...the rock garden...the world of ...succulents vey vey interesting
 
Reverend Blair
#14
We kind of need some kind of ground cover in the back...it keeps the dogs from getting even muddier. I've been encouraging the creeping charlie though. I doesn't get so high, so it doesn't need to be mowed so often.

There are also no rocks in Winnipeg. In fact they expect you to pay for them at the garden stores here. When I was a kid we spent half our lives picking rocks...I refuse to pay for them.

So when I built the fire pit, Zen and I had to go driving around in the country drinking beer until we found some suitable rocks for fire-pit building.
 
peapod
#15
What is creeping Charlie rev? is that related to creeping Jenny?? Really!!! no rocks! cannot imagine that....nothing but rocks everywhere here....I know a real cool place that has tons of shale...really nice thin stuff...perfect for lots of things....
 
Jo Canadian
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There are also no rocks in Winnipeg. In fact they expect you to pay for them at the garden stores here. When I was a kid we spent half our lives picking rocks...I refuse to pay for them.

you can always just let it go and go for the Au Natural motif. What kind of maintenance does a forest floor need anyways besides making sure it cannot catch on fire?
 
no1important
#17
Why don't you let the goats loose on your lawn? ha
 
Reverend Blair
#18
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What is creeping Charlie rev?

It's a low-growing, broadleaf weed. Quite hardy, which makes it perfect for yards with dogs. It's kind of pretty too.

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Really!!! no rocks! cannot imagine that.

I know, it's bizarre. You have to get out of the Red River Valley before you find rocks here though. Once you get up into the Interlake, there's nothing but rocks. Something to do with glaciers and where the melted or something.

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you can always just let it go and go for the Au Natural motif. What kind of maintenance does a forest floor need anyways besides making sure it cannot catch on fire?

Forest fires are maintenance though. I could just burn the grass I guess...that's good for it...but then my house would catch fire.

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Why don't you let the goats loose on your lawn?

I should get some goats. I have a friend who raises them. The city has all these rules though. When the people down the street got a couple of steers, we all had to sign a petition saying that it was okay.
 
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