Monday, September 13, 2021


So I went to the farm on Friday to get a few things done before the weather starts going downhill.

I was hoping I wouldn't have to mow but seeing the forecast with (now) tropical storm Nicholas headed this way, my thinking was that it will possibly be too wet this coming weekend.  So I mowed.  It's looking better though the clippings from previous mows are scattered about.  That's OK, once the wind comes this weekend, it will be cleaned up by nature, ha.

Still need to edge (as evidence by the mess around the buildings in the above picture).

It was a little less than a regular mow because I did skip a few areas.  There is just so much to do, I'm going to wait for the cooler weather to come so I can spend a longer time on the mower.

I finally tackled the area around the trees, got it all knocked down and all that's left is some hand cutting of some stuff growing around the bottoms of the trees.

My other goal of course was the garden.  There were two beds left to clean up...

Here is the worst one.  I got all the grass pulled up, the soil turned and...

...covered it all up with cardboard.  Phew.  Grass laying around that I had pulled up but again, nature will take care of that.  I did go back before I left and put more bricks and rocks on all of the cardboard.

I feel like I got what I needed to get done, done.  Except that gate, ha!

And now we wait for the this posts, it's raining.

New forecast is for some areas to have 15 to 20 inches of rain!  Houston could have 6 to 10 inches.  Of course, rain just doesn't stop because the "line" says it will.

If this is spread over a few days, we'll be OK, it will drain away as it's supposed to...we shall see.


  1. It’s a good thing you mowed. With the rain coming, the grass will get a burst of growth. You’re right, no need to clean up those clippings. The big blow coming will take care of that.
    Hoping we all don’t get too much rain or wind. I really need to get some roll-down storm shutters installed.
    Stay safe!

  2. Thanks for the report on Friday's cleanup, which clearly achieved what you wanted. As to the storm, I hope all goes well, Roderick

  3. Just stopped in to get the slow cooker brisket recipe (ha). The pattern of the storms from the Gulf is bizarre. Stay dry and safe!

  4. I'm sure Mother Nature will take care of them pulled weeds rather quickly. 'good things come to those who wait.'
    Take Care & Stay safe.

  5. You are doing a great job on the yard work! It's surprising how long it takes to keep a yard looking nice isn't it?


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