Morning Pops!

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  1. CouchCoach

    CouchCoach Moderator

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    And the ones that survive are super clean hornets.
     
  2. Runwildboys

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    I'd rather use hornet spray, with a 20 foot jet.
     
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  3. Runwildboys

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    Afternoon Pops and friends.

    So I'm mowing my lawn today, and where I dump the bags is in the woods, off a little trail I blazed over the years of driving the mower into said woods. Suddenly there's a maple limb hanging down low enough that I have to keep ducking under it. They always seem to just pop up all of a sudden, the way fingernails do. So I go to the shed, open the side door and grab my branch cutter, and when I close the door there's an awful smell, like rubber burning, but more pungent. Now I'm hoping something on my mower isn't burning up, as I walk back to it and cut that branch down. Then I go back to the shed and put the cutter away, and there's that smell again. Don't see anything that would create that nasty stank, so I go back to mowing. I get down to the very last 3x5 patch, and as I drive over it I'm thinking, "Weird, that looked like a mole. But moles don't usually come out into the open air, especially when I'm mowing, and what an odd coincidence it would happen in the very last little patch." I go a little further and turn around for the final swipe and sure enough, now it's half a mole...and what a stench! For a recently live mole to smell that way is strange!

    So I finish up and park the mower in front of the shed while I get the leaf blower. I clear all the pine needles and such from the driveway, and start clearing around the shed... and there's the source of the stank...a dead, rotting opossum. Now opossums are supposed to die in the road, not in my yard, so now I'm disgusted and baffled. "What do I do with this opossum? Do I throw it out in the road where it belongs?"

    I decided to get a shovel and bring the opossum out deeper into the woods and sling it as far as I can away from my grass/leaf dumping area, so I go in my shed and grab a shovel...Then I put it back and grab shovel with a longer handle. I carry it out to the woods and sling it, while trying not to smell it. Then I wash the maggots off my shovel and put it away.

    Maybe I'll wait a few weeks before mowing again...or dump the grass/leaves somewhere else for a while.
     
  4. LeonDixson

    LeonDixson Illegitimi non carborundum

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    Morning, Pops and pen pals. I'm getting lab work done today for my annual physical next week. The last time I had blood drawn the technician told me I had beautiful veins. Ever since then, I've been holding my forearm in front of my face. You always lead with your best attribute, don't you?
     
  5. daboyzruleperiod

    daboyzruleperiod "We Are Penn State" Zone Supporter

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  6. Xelda

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    THIS is why we needed a booth. :lmao2:
     
  7. daboyzruleperiod

    daboyzruleperiod "We Are Penn State" Zone Supporter

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    :lmao:
     
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  8. ColoCowboy

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    I'll match your dead stinking possum with that old joke, "...does a bear $&!t in the woods?" Yes it does, and apparently it prefers the area around my garage as well.

    Aside from the dead stinking possum, the thing that struck me about your post is - you're still mowing your lawn in mid-Oct? And, may mow again in a couple of weeks. I have already winterize the mower... probably won't see daylight until April.

    Here's a first, we caught a glimpse of the aurora borealis around 5:00 am MST this morning. Kind of eerie green... beautiful
     
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  9. Runwildboys

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    I'd love to see the aurora borealis sometime.

    I had a big black bear walk about 40' in front of me while I was in my truck, waiting for a customer to open up last week, but he didn't crap where I was. Lol

    It's about 79° each day this week, so my lawn still needs mowing. I also use it to pick up the leaves after they fall, so it'll be a few weeks until I put it away.
     
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  10. ColoCowboy

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    It's 20 F this morning with a high today around 50 F.

    We had our first real snow this past weekend. Everything has melted at our elevation 3,500' but plenty of snow above 6,000'. Some of the mountain passes are already closed for the season. I need a snow mobile
     
  11. kskboys

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    That is not a real man. A real man would be using this opportunity to be grabbing body parts on the way down!!!!!

    (Great stuff, BTW!!!)
     
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  12. kskboys

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    I'm thinking of walking backards.

    Wait...............is ferting an attribute?
     
  13. GrammaJan

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    I’m in Illinois. Mowed this past weekend and will probably at least until the end of October… sometimes into November depending on the weather
     
  14. RGV_C_Los

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    Good morning Pops and friends.

    Winterize?? What’s that? :muttley:

    Although last year we got a tiny glimpse of the winters up north. No thanks.

    Hope all are doing well. CC how are doing amigo?
     
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  15. Runwildboys

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    If you do it while walking backwards, you might find out for yourself!
     
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  16. LeonDixson

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    Afternoon Pops and everybody. The forecast is for heavy thunderstorms today. So far, we've only had a little rain.
     
  17. CouchCoach

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    Good afternoon Pops and thanks for asking RGV, I do not know how I am doing yet. I will find out a week from today what the local oncologist recommends, and if that is only chemo, and then the next day what the GI oncologists at UT recommend and if there are any other options.

    One thing, I am itching again. They shaved my abdomen and chest for the surgery and the hair is growing back and it's making me a little wacky as this was how this roller coaster ride started. Between the Angelina Jolie lips from the prior spyglass procedure, my shaved abdomen and chest and distended abdomen from the operation, I make a very attractive 6 months pregnant lady and I already have the C section scar. Funny, I always thought I'd be a tawdry slut as a woman but here I am a glowing Mommy.
     
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  18. kskboys

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    There have been years where I have mowed lawns every month of the year.
     
  19. Xelda

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    Y'all keep talking about mowing and I keep thinking I've got to write a check.
     
  20. GrammaJan

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    Hey, if you’re just handing out money PM me if you want to know how to make mine payable and where to send it. I’m not prideful… I’ll take it:thumbup:
     

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