TNML Commissioner’s report:
In contrast to a few of the slackers who take the night time off attributable to having a regular-season NFL recreation at 8 p.m. on Amazon Prime, I am three-for-three and nonetheless within the playoffs.
That is proper, after a terrific regular-season efficiency in August, my mowing recreation is choosing up steam whereas daylight is turning into an even bigger concern.
How does it matter? I put my head proper… and my son’s soccer observe Thursday night time means Mrs. Screencaps takes the youngsters and I am left to concentrate on the sphere upkeep program round right here.
I am at 5″ mower deck top and issues are going easily.
It is just about like a NASCAR group dialing it up through the playoffs. The pit crew is doing their job. The followers are resting on their respective fences. And as a driver, I’ve by no means been so targeted on ending robust.
And now I am prepared for the weekend, in contrast to these slackers who need to be kicked out of the league.
• You understand who cuts the grass on Thursdays? Kirk cousin. It is the look of a person who by no means misses, even when he has a Thursday recreation. You are in all probability pondering this caption is ridiculous as a result of we mow the grass on Thursday.
TNML vets know that when turf is rising quickly, you all the time attempt to trim early on a Sunday night time so the yard appears to be like nice for Monday morning. You begin the week afresh. Simply do not minimize the grass on Saturday.
Thanks all on your exhausting work this week. I do know it is not straightforward taking part in sports activities with children and missing in daylight. Go get pleasure from your weekend. you earned it.
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• My put-in-bay two-club invitational associate and the best putter in that island’s historical past, Tim Gee writes in 419:
Some stunning stripes laid out simply earlier than dusk in NW Ohio. A 5-inch minimize in 2.5 acres. The grass continues to be very inexperienced and goes robust this fall. The quick days are making it troublesome to mow all 5 acres as soon as I get residence, however we’ll hold going!
• Indy Daryl has been calm, however that does not imply he is not working exhausting to maintain his yard on the league schedule:
Not going to lie, the calls for of household life, issues after college and work have actually affected my mowing recreation. That being stated, the climate was good and I ready for Maui for pre dinner and soccer observe. Appears like a win to me!
• Dave is again in Rhode Island. You’ll keep in mind that his yard was fully burnt down like two weeks in the past. Now try this pillowtop garden:
Fast report – on the primary day of my 51st yr mowing across the solar is an efficient deed than the trouble of the day at residence. Unfaithful how the grass got here again after some very heavy rain. Trying ahead to a protracted fall season.
Combo submit/pictures right here with the trusty Whirlpool Made in USA storage fridge (truly situated in an unfinished a part of the basement) – in service since a minimum of 1999 after we purchased the home. Principally beer however after all the meals overflows as effectively.
Have a terrific weekend all!
• In Sean C. Granger, IN writes:
Effectively Joe, issues are beginning to get actual. It is mid-September, the times are getting shorter, and final night time’s bowling season begins. What does the beginning of the bowling season should do with something, you ask? Effectively, this implies 2 issues:
#1. Summer season, and thus the sowing season is coming to an finish.
And extra importantly, bowling #2, Wednesday night time, takes longer on Thursday. I am pulling on Thursday when time is of the essence.
I nearly misplaced monitor of time tonight. I got here residence from work and simply wished to get some relaxation with the canine and watch somewhat little bit of AEW Dynamite from final night time. Earlier than I knew it, it was 6:30. Sundown is round 7:53 at the moment, so I nonetheless had time. However I do not wish to rush by means of it anytime quickly. As a result of let’s face it, nobody wins with a half-hearted TNML night time. Mowing a full yard, together with slicing and blowing off the clippings, will take a great chunk of that hour and 23 minutes.
So I lowered my head and completed the job. I noticed I’ve 7 weeks of sowing after tonight, based mostly on current historical past within the Higher Midwest. The image of the mower in opposition to the sundown is an emblem of the place we’re within the season. However with the stretch upon us, it is time to struggle the bowling hangover and get to work earlier than darkness is over.
One factor I used to be questioning about for us folks within the Midwest, why can we appear to lose daylight sooner than we achieve in spring? It has been nearly every week, it is getting darkish after 9 pm. Then every week later… BOOM, darkish at 8 pm!! Is it as a result of spring has a way of pleasure for what’s to return, so we predict extra about it. And when autumn comes, we all know winter is close to, and dangerous information travels sooner than excellent news? Is that this all in my head? So I did some fast analysis. We truly lose daylight on the quickest fee in September.
One final be aware, after we bowl on Wednesday, we head to a neighborhood wing joint known as Wings, Etsy. It started a number of years in the past in Mishawaka, however has just lately expanded regionally. I am positive there are a pair across the Columbus space. However throughout the final yr, he was seen carrying Bush Mild into the can. They discovered a brand new case for me final night time. I hadn’t seen the particular version Fall Can but. I like this.
• Candler in Duluth, GA writes:
Joe- I received right into a hay final night time earlier than the solar went down, and I’ve to confess, it appears to be like terrible. Waffle ball season and warmth have wreaked havoc on our yard turf. Try the spring-to-now comparability within the pictures beneath.
The excellent news is that it occurs yearly, and regardless that I feel yearly there is no method for it to develop again, it all the time does. All I want is a recent bathe, an aeration, and an overseed with a large bag of Scott’s 3 in 1 Thick’r Garden Seed, and we’ll be again in enterprise by Halloween!
This formally marks the tip of the waffle ball season. In entrance of soccer! Have enjoyable on the weekend!
• Talking of Rhode Island, Jim M. has issues:
Did Thursday Night time Renewal League be just right for you? lol, hey, when i doubt it… rip it!!! 2001 Wheel Horse with a Deere Thatcher