Die Bugs Die

Or at least that is the theory. I bought some grub control today 25 bucks for a bag of the stuff. I hope it works. I also found that the cottonwood tree at the very back of the yard is actually dying. The Bark is split, badly, on the main branch. have thought all along that it was not get enough water but that is not the case dang it. Oh well, I did not like where is was anyways.

MC (smokey) 96/70

Creepy, Crawly, and Killing My Lawn

That’s right folks I’m talking about bugs. After over watering and under watering the same dying patches of my lawn I have come to a unmistakable conclusion: Something is eating the roots out of my lawn. My neighbor was having the same problem and he put down something to kill them and pushed them to my yard (Thanks Wade :)). I will have to find some kind of horrendous painful poison to take care of the problem. Die BUG DIE!

S 96/67

Free Water, As If From Heaven

I love rain, I love rainy days and Mondays, even though they bring me down, I love a rainy night, I love raindrops that keep fall’n on my head.  You get the idea.
It has been rainy and overcast the past couple of days, it is my favorite weather.  Probably because I grew up in a desert and I rarely have gray weather, or I just may be that it matches my personality.  Either way I don’t have to pay to have my lawn and garden watered.

The sprinklers in the back is starting to pay off.  Things are getting much greener and looks much better.

C 50/45

Medival Lawn Torture Device

Also known as an aerator.  Mike N. has an aerator that he said that Stephenson and I could borrow over the weekend.  So yesterday we got off work and went to my house and started the whole process.  First thing that should of been oblivious to anyone with the education of a 3rd grader is that this thing weighs a ton.  What I was surprised about was how hard it was to steer; I suppose that should have been plain also.  After all, you are plunging spikes two inches into the ground and then trying to turn on a dime.  Ain’t going to happen!

RS 48/42


Yesterday was exhausting. I woke up early so that I could put on 2,4,D, onto the lawn. I got the front lawn done and was going to do the back but figured with the temperature hitting 80 it would be a bad idea. I was right we spent all day in the back. The kids ran though the sprinklers, and Christy and I did basic yard stuff. I planted basil and tried to dig out a broken fence post. Stupid fencepost anyway the cement was probably a 30 inches thick and 2 feet in diameter. Being a human jackhammer is not as much fun as it may sound. My entire upper body is sore and I can’t grip anything from using a 25 pound bar for an hour or so to break up this mess of a fence post.

Then later right before it got dark I put down some fertilizer the I got from IFA I really liked it. Fifteen dollars and it did my whole yard exactly.

PC 84/59

Hardening The Plants

Today I put the plants out to harden them so that we can plant them on Saturday (hopefully.

I also turned on the sprinklers for the lawn.

Every once and awhile I have a job with a home improvement company. They have a small network and need help with it on occasion. I have been wanting to buy the family Crocs ever since Marcus let me try his on. They will be perfect for working around the yard and in the garden, and oh so comfortable.

MS 70/50

Mowed the lawn

Well it must be spring.  Last night I had to mow the front lawn.  I always amazes me how different the lawn will look after it has been mowed especially in the spring it almost makes it worth all the effort of the rest of the year.

In other news I have mostly recovered from my training in California.  I keep almost getting rested then I stay up late or something like that.

The plant starts are really taking off. It is really cool.

MC 67/49

Well I Did It

Eight test (seven passed) later I have my MCSE security specialist.  I failed my 70-291 test the first go around so I had to take 4 tests in three days two the hardest on Saturday.  My brain was shot, shot, shot.  Saturday night rolled around and I just did not care one little bit.  I did break Lent, and had a small glass of Mountain Dew for as a reward for an great accomplishment.  I have wanted this certification ever since I started at the Biology Dept.  I was very happy that I had done it and more happy that I can come home now.