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I hate me some UF, but I'll take the Kevin O's by 12 tonight....

re: Landscape tree <40' in SE LA

Posted by calcotron on 6/15/24 at 4:57 pm
[quote]Thoughts on an Eastern Redbud? [/quote] I like these a lot. Do these do OK in SE LA? I also like a dogwood. For something totally different, cypress, or two close together? It'll get tall, but not too wide (assuming your 30' was width and not height). Our last house in BR had a nice front...
How do you run with a shirt on when it's above 50 degrees? I basically leave a sweat slug trail when it's over 55 no matter what I wear....

re: Weird microwave issue

Posted by calcotron on 6/15/24 at 12:20 pm
It's coming...all we can do is prepare now [img]https://m.media-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BNWZkODliZjgtMTllYy00NTRkLWE1NjUtZWRlNzJkOWVkMjUwXkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyOTc5MDI5NjE@._V1_.jpg[/img]...

re: Tree Growth Question

Posted by calcotron on 6/13/24 at 6:41 pm
[quote] Why do you fertilize going into Winter?[/quote] I don't have a great reason, certainly not one based on ag studies, but I'm just tossing it on the ground. It takes a long time to adsorb down to good roots. During growing season the grass around it will eat more of it up. I usually put so...

re: Your Fav. Food To Grill?

Posted by calcotron on 6/13/24 at 6:11 pm
[quote]A little more detail here please? Sounds interesting. [/quote] Yeah I need to document this next time I do it, and take pics. I did it the first time just to get rid of an onion we had for a while, and we loved it. I cut it funny one time and it all just fell apart, but we still ate it an...

re: OB fathers Day recommendations

Posted by calcotron on 6/13/24 at 3:59 pm
I'm getting a new broom, scope rings for the. 22 rifle, and I just picked some really nice ribeyes. Already have some good bourbon ready to go. And I'm going in for LASIK tomorrow, if that works out that'll be nice. It's impossible to get anything for my dad that he hasn't already bought or pick...

re: Tree Growth Question

Posted by calcotron on 6/13/24 at 9:28 am
[quote]For trees, I use a 13-13-13[/quote] Same. Couple handfuls a year around the base just as they are going to winter mode. Then in the spring I put compost manure at the base of each. So far they are growing like mad (maples, poplar, and pyramidal arborvitae). ...

re: Your Fav. Food To Grill?

Posted by calcotron on 6/12/24 at 7:59 pm
Deer sirloins churrasco style Ribeyes with salt/pepper or a little bit of a simple spice blend Chicken thighs, bone-in/skin-on, ton of seasoning and as much sauce as I can get on them at the end Burgers Whole chickens if I can include a smoker-side one Thick onion slice with all layer...

re: Advice needed for riding mower

Posted by calcotron on 6/11/24 at 1:45 pm
Maybe pics would help assess damage. I have a basic riding Husqvarna, and a bracket on the deck tore/broke, I found a kid who just got out of welding school who wanted practice to fix it for cheap. I would think there are used decks around as well, dead lawn mowers sit in yards rotting across the so...

re: WWTOTD - Eastern Cicada Killers

Posted by calcotron on 6/11/24 at 1:20 pm
It is freaky when that big thing buzzes by your ear, but they are not interested in you....
I went to shoot mine this weekend, it was good. After I tweaked it, 10 shots all within the center 3-4 inch box at 50, and as expected a little high at 100 but just a few inches. Good enough with my fixed 3x. This range has a separate 200 lane, so I didn't go out that far but I know it will hit from...
It has a crappy Weaver scope (D4?) on it right now, but I have the old Lyman from my grandfather's Woodsmaster 740 30-06, I put a Leupold Freedom 3-9 on that one and I like it fine. So the old scope has just been sitting in my office for years, and I use it to look at random things out the window, s...
Definitely kinda black when you use dark mode for the site....
[quote]Those were the nicest apartments in Tigerland when I lived there in the 90s. I couldn't afford them and lived in a shittier complex in TL. It was pretty much still all college students though. [/quote] Early 90s? By the time I was there in 97 I wouldn't call it nice. Definitely budget fri...

re: Worst coffee brand

Posted by calcotron on 6/5/24 at 12:10 pm
Gevalia is horrible...

re: UNC 4 @ LSU 3 Final

Posted by calcotron on 6/3/24 at 7:08 pm
[quote]quote: Travinsky, Milan, and Larson stinking it up today at the plate *Travinski *Milam[/quote] Also *due...

re: WASPS

Posted by calcotron on 6/3/24 at 4:26 pm
I figure everyone in the south has some kind of pest control services - tell them you have wasps and they should come deal with it....
I spray neem oil on our roses, but the bastards ate it up when I was out the last 2 weeks. Back at it I guess....

re: UNC 4 @ LSU 8 Final

Posted by calcotron on 6/2/24 at 7:36 pm
I'd rather down the middle and play defence than all the bouncers....