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    Squirrel time

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    I told Herman I like to grow things, in this picture: bananas, lemon, papaya, jack fruit, lamyai, mango,pot,mulberry, and tomatoes. not pictured are the grapes, which I am ready to give up on, they just don't like the rainy season. We have had so much rain, you have to keep right on the lawn.

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    Which brings me to this. This Honda is over three years old now. First time every time, has never missed a beat in over 3 years, never been to the shop. I take care of the oil, air cleaner and sharpen blades. And it does a beautiful job on the lawn. I went through two cheap lawn mowers here before I bought the Honda. Cheap lawn mowers can give you so many headaches. I own two Honda scooters, weed trimmer, and lawn mower. After owning Honda I would have no reason to change.

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    Underside looks like this. The black you see is I think teflon. It comes from the factory with a thin coat of teflon. I don't think it is expected to last because under that is a nice polished aluminum on the thickest deck I've seen.

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    Spotted this massive coonty sliding at an almost imperceptibly glacial pace under the door into the shed while I was making my rounds. They move slow in the cool weather.

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    Beautiful colours.

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    Make you self at home my fine friend.

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    I love the vibe these huge pythons give off. They are cool like cats.
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    You seem very calm about it all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWilly View Post
    You seem very calm about it all!
    Rightly so. It's no danger to him and will help keep his garden clear of vermin.

    Not that there aren't plenty of its venomous cousins out there to be more fearful of in Australia!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    I love the vibe these huge pythons give off. They are cool like cats.
    A very fine looking beast.

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    My mulch pit is producing some very nice dirt now. Its a mix of lawn clippings, mulched leaves that I collect around the compound, some cow shit, tortoise shit and dirt from the yard. I let it sit under a cover, Add a few shovels of dirt and mix



    Soil is very fertile and I add to potted plants and they take off..



    My tool of choice for churning it all up every 2 or 3 weeks. Fits right on the Honda weed whacker and works exceptionally good.



    I transplanted this little guy and moved by pool area and it has taken off.







    Finally my big leaved plants have taken root and started growing and adding more shoots at my pool bar area. Has been a slow process. The area sees some sun and initially they didn't like it but after awhile they settled in.

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    This is a reply to the posts made by "Shutree" and "Stumpy" on Mendip's Anna the dog thread.
    I thought I should move it but here as this is a more appropriate place and I wouldn't want to upset Mr. Mendip especially after he has just been shat on.

    Anyway the conversation and pictures were about keeping control of the lawn/grass/weeds that grow here very rapidly especially with all the rain we have been getting.
    I don't like cutting wet grass so it has sort of gotten out of control.
    Except for Mr. Tidy i.e. Stumpy who as always posts pictures of his immaculate garden. I just don't have the inclination, the energy or the desire to do all the work required.

    Here I managed to get a bit cut.
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    Didn't get ay further than this though and it is still wild in places
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    I actually don't cut this are very often as the brother in laws cows come and eat it but the grass growing there at the moment is too tough and stringy and they won't eat it, bastards!
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    Down the south side of the shed here they have managed to lower their standard and eat some of it.
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    This shows where I had to build a new better drain as before the water from the shed and half the house used to just run down a slight depression and under the wall into the main drain but it was becoming a bog hole whenever we tried driving anything over it. We have to drive over the drain with the truck, excavator, etc. However now I will need to make a better drain over the other side of the wall as I made this one a bit low and a pool of water stays in the bottom.
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    Lastly a picture of something I haven't seen before which is this plant type flowering.
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    Moved a large pot plant this morning, unaware the hornet family was at home.
    They're now deceased, some samples below, but not before I was stung once, bastard!

    Also RIP: three scorpions, one takarb centipede

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    Quote Originally Posted by ootai View Post
    Except for Mr. Tidy i.e. Stumpy who as always posts pictures of his immaculate garden. I just don't have the inclination, the energy or the desire to do all the work required.


    Mr Tidy. Maybe my new TD nic. Ya know I have 2 thoughts on it. A lot of it was upbringing by my Dad on the farm as a kid. I could let it go but as my Pop showed me it's usually 2x to 3x work to get the job done versus maybe an hour a day once a week. I let my yard go for a month and week last year. Was a load of work to get it back under some control. So I am one that just allocates time to keep it "Tidy" because it's easy anb reasonably enjoyable and good exercise.

    Cutting long grass is work and takes s ton of time with a weed whacker versus a push mower. But I understand it is still work nonetheless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumpy View Post
    usually 2x to 3x work to get the job done
    Maintenance is always easier, also i cannot relax if i know a job is waiting for me. I'd rather get it done and get it done myself than have some somchai fuk it up for a few baht.

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    [QUOTE=ootai;4429885]This is a reply to the posts made by "Shutree" and "Stumpy" on Mendip's Anna the dog thread.
    I thought I should move it but here as this is a more appropriate place and I wouldn't want to upset Mr. Mendip especially after he has just been shat on.

    Anyway the conversation and pictures were about keeping control of the lawn/grass/weeds that grow here very rapidly especially with all the rain we have been getting.
    I don't like cutting wet grass so it has sort of gotten out of control.
    Except for Mr. Tidy i.e. Stumpy who as always posts pictures of his immaculate garden. I just don't have the inclination, the energy or the desire to do all the work required.

    Here I managed to get a bit cut.


    Didn't get ay further than this though and it is still wild in places


    I actually don't cut this are very often as the brother in laws cows come and eat it but the grass growing there at the moment is too tough and stringy and they won't eat it, bastards!
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    Down the south side of the shed here they have managed to lower their standard and eat some of it.


    I'm retired and American, I enjoy taking care of the lawn. For many Americans taking care of your lawn is a hobby, fresh air and exercise. Ootai if you let your BILs cows eat your grass, you also have to deal with the cow shit, right ? I have plenty of dog shit, I wouldn't want cow shit anywhere around the house.

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    I was cleaning some land removing weeds and a black snake with a yellow tipped tail slid across my boot.

    I have never seen a snake like this before and as I believed it was venomous I killed it.

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    [QUOTE=tunk;4429955]
    Quote Originally Posted by ootai View Post
    I actually don't cut this are very often as the brother in laws cows come and eat it but the grass growing there at the moment is too tough and stringy and they won't eat it, bastards!
    Down the south side of the shed here they have managed to lower their standard and eat some of it.


    I'm retired and American, I enjoy taking care of the lawn. For many Americans taking care of your lawn is a hobby, fresh air and exercise. Ootai if you let your BILs cows eat your grass, you also have to deal with the cow shit, right ? I have plenty of dog shit, I wouldn't want cow shit anywhere around the house.
    Tunk
    Altogether our "house" block is a bit over 15 rai so its never gonna be "lawn" or a hobby to look after its just bloody hard work to keep up with especially at the moment.
    Here is the land outlined in red.
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    And this is the house "yard" outlined in green it is about 2 rai.
    The red outline shows where the cows are allowed to go. The cows only come in late in the day when the BiL is there to shepherd them before he takes them home.
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    As for the shit where they are allowed to go it is very rare for anybody to walk in that area.
    Also with the amount of rain we are getting the shit quickly gets washed into the ground.
    Even when it is dry I have noticed out in the big pasture area the shit gets attacked by some sort of bug/fly that breaks the dung down very quickly.
    They are not "dung" beetles like I have seen many times in Australia but they do a good fast job of getting the shit cleared up.

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    The most exciting thing in a while to have scrabbled its way into my pants.

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    ^ Not often you see a frog in clean underwear, Shutree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    M&S
    The brand of choice, for frogs.

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    Expecting this to take off and fly away


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    our helicopter plant
    it's Adenium obesum - Desert Rose
    Ms P propagted three from her mum's garden.

    Adenium obesum is a poisonous species of flowering plant belonging to the tribe Nerieae of the subfamily Apocynoideae of the dogbane family, Apocynaceae.[3] It is native to the Sahel regions south of the Sahara (from Mauritania and Senegal to Sudan), tropical and subtropical eastern and southern Africa and also the Arabian Peninsula. Common names include Sabi star, kudu, mock azalea, impala lily and desert rose. Adenium obesum is a popular houseplant and bonsai in temperate regions.

    The rotors are seed pods.

    And the whole plant is toxic - dogs too:

    Fruit/Berries: The fruit are tapered pods borne in pairs, grey or grey brown in colour, 15-16cm long and containing long narrow cylindric seeds that are tipped at each end with a tuft of long silky golden-brown hairs.


    Symptoms: All parts of the plant are toxic. Symptoms may include slow heart beat, low blood pressure, lethargy, dizziness and stomach upset.

    Toxicity category: 2

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    For years I grew bananas that were not delicious, so I got rid of all my banana trees. The neighbor gave me this plant, called it guai hawm or "banana smell good" its delicious. I don't mind taking care of banana trees if the bananas are delicious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    ^ they are lovely looking things. did your Mrs hamster bark at it
    He is back on duty now. I had the snake bark three times this morning and the first two times could find nothing out there, Third time lucky, he was chasing this rat snake away. This is as brave as he gets with snakes.

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    I was sat with my dad in a pub beer garden a couple of weeks back where he commented on the bird feeder being so close to the tables and remarked what kind of bird would fly in here...
    Then this came and perched on the fence


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