Saturday, July 12, 2008

Glrg.

As an indication of how much I'm looking forward to playing with the lawnmower tomorrow, I've been saving a big can of Red Bull for use as liquid motivation.

It's going to be a sauna out there, I just know it... (And it's been two weeks since I mowed the back yard. There could be VC hiding in the bad bush out by the back gate and you wouldn't know it 'til you tripped over them...)

Incidentally, whoever wrote the ad copy on my radish seed pack was full of it. "Ready to harvest in 20 days," my hind foot.

8 comments:

BryanP said...

Yeah, mowing this time of year sucks. I usually make a point of trying to get out there as early as possible. That is, as early as I think I can get away with running a mower without risking lynching from sleeping neighbors.

Mad Saint Jack said...

I had a trick I used as a dishwasher. I took a kitchen towel, soaked it in water and stuck it the freezer.

Once frozen run a little water over it to make it malleable and wear it on the back of your neck. Repeat as necessary.

Of course beware you may have a wet t-shirt issue. As a dishdog I was already half soaked.

CGHill said...

I have one of those goofy electric mowers, so I can't get out there until absolutely the last trace of dew has vanished. (Yes, I have a GFCI on that outlet, but why push my luck?) This morning, that meant half past ten, by which time it was already pushing 90.

Oldsmoblogger said...

Radish usually ain't far off that 20-day mark, so keep a weather eye on it.

redneckinny said...

Don't forget to set the Claymores...

John B said...

Nah, all the VC are administration at the San Diego VA hospital.....

They're the ones in the black scrubs!

butch_s said...

I cut an 7 foot wide swath at a time, and mowing just the back yard is still a three hour job. Thankfully, riding mowers have headlights. ;-)

Agree with Jack about the cold towel, they work wonders. When working outside, I keep mine chilled with ice water from the cooler.

reflectoscope said...

Tam, have you considered a manual reel mower? I don't mean for the sake of saving a gallon of gas here and there, but consider:

You can mow whenever you want, they're quiet;
You can store them in the basement, they don't smell of gas and oil and;
They're a lot less of a maintenance headache.

Food for thought, maybe. Jim