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Wrapped the last of messing with firewood. Got the mower deck back in place. Checking the yard for the last few things to do as far as moving shrubs and plants while the ground is cool and wet. Fixing fences. Getting the garage cleaned out somewhat. Doing oil changes on machines. Got spark plugs ready to replace. Getting house doors ready for screens, and so on.

Should have a few more cooler days over the weekend, then back into the mid to upper 50s next week. Then it'll be March.

Daffodils and Iris are already breaking through. Lots of buds on trees.
 

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We got flurries here in CT today. Not gonna be mowing time for another 3 months :(
 

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A friend at work took the plow off of his truck. I'm sure we'll get hammered sometime soon!
 

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Tryed some thing new today. I took 65 forsythia branchs and a old tire tool and made 65 holes in the ground around my garden and placed the branchs in the holes about 8 inchs deep. Now we will see if they grow or not.
 

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Tryed some thing new today. I took 65 forsythia branchs and a old tire tool and made 65 holes in the ground around my garden and placed the branchs in the holes about 8 inchs deep. Now we will see if they grow or not.
Forsythia will sprout easily from cuttings. I got my first ones from some cuttings someone had thrown in the woods with some yard waste. The only thing easier to grow around here is burning bush (Euonymus).
 

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Some will. Some won't.

I've tried with about 50% success. The ones that do start take a few years to start to spread out like the parent bush.

I've got a bunch of small Cedars that sprouted wild that I need to get moved to form a windbreak/privacy fence. Must have been about 15 or 20 in one small area. I've already moved some.

Also have to break up a big mass of Iris and spread them out.
 

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I took my truck through a rather muddy place, then gave it a bath....:banghead3


It should be.... roughly.... 10 degrees out as a high right now, but instead we had 4, almost 5 times that as it topped out at 48 today.


I'm tempted to start some of my spring projects as the ground is only froze a foot down.
 

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yes fellows i turned the garden last monday in a t-shirt then had 2" of snow on the ground 3 days later lol
 

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ObC, so your the one thats jinxed the south and have a big snow storm coming your way in the next few days:biglaugh::biglaugh: slkpk
 

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i've got the spring bug myself, hasn't been much of a winter in these parts,did have some snow on ocassion but not much, still to wet and cold out to really start anything outside..probably start getting the mowers ready in the next week or so as i do have a heated garage
 

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Well, I'll tell ya.
Price of a quart of milk jumped 50 cents between yesterday and today.
Gas is $3.79 a gallon, up 10 cents from last week.
Sea Foam (small container) has gone up a buck since last summer.
I didn't get a raise since 9 years ago.
The nickle tin can deposit is still a nickle and people are drinkng more. note: picked up500 cans in past 2 months, only 200 last year same 2 months. so that's a good sign, deposit wise.
If it stays just like it is now (weather), I'll be okay. The machines will stay tucked away. When the grass grows, out comes the old push reel type hand mower.
Nothing is getting worked on unless it breaks. No such thing as 'replacement'.
No oil changes this year.
And those new AG tires for the Gilson, well that was just a dream, wasn't it?
Really nothing to do until summer. Yard and house stuff all done thru the winter. Maybe slap some paint on the trim. Maybe not.....
 

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Neighbor installed a genset next to his house last month which sacraficed a big yucca plant. His wife said I could take it so I planted it today in 3 "hopeful" starter sections in pots. 48º and half sunny, no frost... no winter fun, mud, whine......
 

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Planted Lettuce on Valentine's Day. Today I aerated the yard and over-seeded. Was going to plant some more Lettuce and Peas, but Garden is too wet to mess with. :trink40:
 

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I just fertilized all my acid loving shrubs with Hollytone. I still have a thin crusty ice layer on much of the lawnm, but if this keeps up I may be able to aerate and overseed by next weekend.
 
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