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by bpgreen
Today, 1:39 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2021: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: 2021: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?

It's supposed to snow next weekend, so I dormant seeded blue grama. Then I saw that we're supposed to get canyon winds Monday night through Tuesday morning. I hope the seeds don't all get blown away. Winds aren't supposed to get above 70 mph or so, though, so I'm hoping there won't be any major dama...
by bpgreen
January 9th, 2021, 6:42 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Looking Forward to 2021 Season
Replies: 6
Views: 149

Re: Looking Forward to 2021 Season

I'm going to spread humic acid, boron, and balanced fertilizer as outlined in my soil plan. I'll also spread spent grains every brew day. That's only a partial change. I've spread grains in the past, but I made the switch from partial mash to all grain, so I'm spreading considerably more now. My irr...
by bpgreen
January 9th, 2021, 6:33 pm
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: How Is Everyone Doing? (Coronavirus)
Replies: 27
Views: 875

Re: How Is Everyone Doing? (Coronavirus)

I know two folks who have died from Covid, probably a half dozen others with mild cases. One of the guys who died, was 51, no pre-existing conditions and had run 81 marathons. He got sick, started recovering. reported feeling much better on a Sunday. He relapsed Tuesday and was dead by Thursday. I ...
by bpgreen
January 9th, 2021, 2:25 am
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: 'New' House, New Lawn Renovation Continued 2021
Replies: 9
Views: 94

Re: 'New' House, New Lawn Renovation Continued 2021

I had 7 siblings. I'm pretty sure at least one of our phones had a cord like that so we could take the phone into the garage for privacy.

Although that never actually worked because there were so many excuses to suddenly need to be in the garage.
by bpgreen
January 9th, 2021, 2:21 am
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: How Is Everyone Doing? (Coronavirus)
Replies: 27
Views: 875

Re: How Is Everyone Doing? (Coronavirus)

At least 5 families in my neighborhood have had it. All had mild cases, but at least one person is a covid long hauler. She got it in early July and still had symptoms a recently as a month ago or so (I haven't asked her recently). I work in IT and I'm close enough to retirement that I think I can s...
by bpgreen
January 4th, 2021, 12:02 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2021: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: 2021: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?

I spread roughly 12 lbs of spent grains.

Switching to all grain brewing may help me increase the organic content of my lawn. It'll soon be snow covered (I hope), so I won't be able to spread on the lawn for a while. But once it warms up again, I'll spread grains every brew day.
by bpgreen
January 1st, 2021, 1:53 am
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: My mom
Replies: 10
Views: 411

Re: My mom

:clapping: So sorry to hear about your mom... It does seem that she taught you a sense of humor and I hope you gave her a good send-off in spite of this COVID mess. R.I.P. Nobody traveled (not even Boston to Sharon). They set up a live stream of the funeral. Fittingly (considering her technical prow...
by bpgreen
January 1st, 2021, 1:39 am
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: My mom
Replies: 10
Views: 411

Re: My mom

Masbustelo wrote:
December 28th, 2020, 4:01 pm
From reading the obituary it seems she was a great mother and grandmother.
And a great greatgrandmother. She was having a 4 generation dinner (newest great granddaughter was most likely sleeping) when she had her heart attack.
by bpgreen
December 27th, 2020, 2:31 am
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: My mom
Replies: 10
Views: 411

My mom

My dad died on Good Friday.

My family is highly competitive.

My mom: hold my beer

https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pjsta ... =197364969
by bpgreen
December 26th, 2020, 3:45 am
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: Merry Christmas to All...
Replies: 8
Views: 228

Re: Merry Christmas to All...

MorpheusPA wrote:
December 26th, 2020, 1:19 am
Well, now you're just late to us East Coasters. :-
I have an excuse. Provided by an east coaster.

But I'm not allowed to share it yet.
by bpgreen
December 26th, 2020, 1:04 am
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: Merry Christmas to All...
Replies: 8
Views: 228

Re: Merry Christmas to All...

Merry Christmas
by bpgreen
December 24th, 2020, 1:28 am
Forum: Warm-season grasses
Topic: Help Identifying Grass
Replies: 8
Views: 685

Re: Help Identifying Grass

It really looks like K-31 (Kentucky 31) fescue to my eye. Broad blade. Durable beyond belief. Would probably survive a nuclear war and come out unmussed. And most of us hate it (see broad blade above). It's a clump grass, the color's never better than average, but...well, it literally will survive ...
by bpgreen
December 24th, 2020, 1:18 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Winter Solstice: The Days Start Getting Longer
Replies: 11
Views: 799

Re: Winter Solstice: The Days Start Getting Longer

I hope the powers that be are doing a good job of preparing people for the side effects. From what I've read, the first shot can have some unpleasant side effects, and you should plan ti take a day or two off after the second shot. But that still seems very much worth it to me. So far, they're not ...
by bpgreen
December 22nd, 2020, 1:34 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Winter Solstice: The Days Start Getting Longer
Replies: 11
Views: 799

Re: Winter Solstice: The Days Start Getting Longer

Vampire-Americans, however, will experience shorter wake periods and faster-moving meals as the season moves on and general health improves. Their moods may suffer. My BIL is a front-liner and got the Pfizer vaccine. His side-effects were...not fun, so plan for 12 hours of relative inactivity. That...
by bpgreen
December 20th, 2020, 12:17 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Question re rock salt and grass
Replies: 15
Views: 580

Re: Question re rock salt and grass

MorpheusPA wrote:
December 19th, 2020, 8:51 pm
Same difference! Although there again, I'd use calcium chloride (it's actually better for the soil).
That may depend on the soil. I'm not sure adding more calcium to my soil is a good thing. But the amount in the ice melting stuff would probably be a drop in the bucket.
by bpgreen
December 14th, 2020, 12:06 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 255
Views: 12870

Re: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?

Actually yesterday. It was a brew day, so I spread ~12 lbs of spent grain on the lawn.

Switching to all grain has really increased the amount of OM I'm adding to my lawn.
by bpgreen
December 14th, 2020, 12:02 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Castor oil question
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: Castor oil question

Voles can smell much more than you can. I haven't used castor oil, but I've tried a variety of other deterrents with varying degrees of success. I've had best results with poison.
by bpgreen
December 3rd, 2020, 1:07 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: soil test
Replies: 13
Views: 1013

Re: soil test

I'm not sure where in Ontario the poster is, but I had a project in Toronto and was there during the winter. It's colder than Philly, but not as brutal as Minneapolis. It's pretty close (geographically) to Buffalo (some of the people on the project would fly to Buffalo and drive to Toronto because s...
by bpgreen
December 3rd, 2020, 1:07 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: soil test
Replies: 13
Views: 1013

Re: soil test

I'm not sure where in Ontario the poster is, but I had a project in Toronto and was there during the winter. It's colder than Philly, but not as brutal as Minneapolis. It's pretty close (geographically) to Buffalo (some of the people on the project would fly to Buffalo and drive to Toronto because s...
by bpgreen
November 27th, 2020, 1:56 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Final Urea App Question....
Replies: 22
Views: 644

Re: Final Urea App Question....

I don’t think the article has weakness at all. Just newer way of thinking about late nitrogen. The difference between areas shouldn’t matter in terms of climate more than soil type. A sandy soil would hold onto even less late nitrogen than a less sandy soil. You can ask yourself have you ever actua...