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#1 larrybl ONLINE  

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Posted March 03, 2018 - 09:37 PM

Couldn't stand it any more! Rain has let up for a couple days, but has been foggy and a lot of dew, overcast and in the 60's right now. Supposed to start raining again tomorrow, so I decided to mow the damp clover, dog bombs, and fire ant mounds. I figured I would have 5 pounds of crud to clean out under the deck once I finished. I was pleasantly surprised that there was very little stuck to the underside. After next week's rains I'll take care of those mounds. Mowing and packing them down only annoys them.

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Posted March 03, 2018 - 09:40 PM

After mowing it looks like I'll be replacing gaskets on the next RED's winter re-fresh. I checked the pan bolts and they are tight. Sense I'll be pulling the engine I can re-fresh the steering bushings. No real slop right now, but while I have access it's easier. If the leak gets worse prompting a sooner repair I can use BOH with the salvaged 50" deck. Used him today to mover the trailer around so I could mow under it. I guess I should get the spare engine ready for a quick swap so I can fix the leak. The Geese made for a nice detraction watching them change formations.

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Posted March 04, 2018 - 10:30 AM

If we get some more sunshine, we'll be mowing here soon.


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Posted March 04, 2018 - 10:59 AM

Soon as we lose 3’ of snow I will be able to find mower deck and be mowing end of May, later if possible

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Posted March 04, 2018 - 12:08 PM

I was just looking at my yard and it looks green but still very short. I need to get my mower out and finish working on the leaves that are piled against the fence that I didn't get to when it started snowing back in Dec.


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Posted March 04, 2018 - 12:34 PM

Nice Jazz, Hope you find the deck. I could have waited another week, but the clover was starting to get thick in places.


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Posted March 04, 2018 - 01:02 PM

No snow here in my part of southern Ontario.....I did a bit of raking and dethatching this morning. It's still around the freezing mark, so less muddy if I do it when its still cold. 


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Posted March 04, 2018 - 04:58 PM

We have a nice new covering of snow still.


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Posted March 04, 2018 - 10:38 PM

I mowed Saturday. I could have mowed a few days earlier but I was out of town. Soon it will be that time to move about every three to four days.
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Posted March 05, 2018 - 07:47 PM

You guys are killing me. They're calling for 6-12" of snow in our surrounding areas on Wensday.
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Posted March 05, 2018 - 10:51 PM

Blizzard conditions here today, city offices even closed except for essential personnel.


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Posted March 06, 2018 - 06:18 PM

Blizzard conditions here today, city offices even closed except for essential personnel.


Thanks! We're getting your mess tomorrow. Between 10 & 20" I'm hearing now!
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Posted March 06, 2018 - 08:35 PM

Guess I mowed too soon, but it needed it. I guess the bright side is ya'll will be mowing in the summer when my grass goes dormant with the 110* heat.


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Posted March 06, 2018 - 08:39 PM

Guess I mowed too soon, but it needed it. I guess the bright side is ya'll will be mowing in the summer when my grass goes dormant with the 110* heat.

And the ground crack so bad sometimes I think it could swallow a small child. 


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Posted March 07, 2018 - 09:55 AM

I’m on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and I could mow now. Never seen it this tall this early, I’ve mowed in late March once or twice.
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