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  • FadeToBlack&Gold
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    Originally posted by Deutsche Gopher Fan View Post

    He being “Diane”?
    Haha, oops. I was on a plane at the time and couldn't use sound. Honestly, I think my neighbor is more of the Midwest passive-aggressive type.

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  • JF_Gophers
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    After many delays a few items finally completed on the updates we are doing to the new house.

    - Tile floor is in for the main room and hallways.
    - Granite countertops installed.
    - Washer/Dryer and Fridge all delivered and setup.
    - Security system installed
    - Cat6 (ethernet) installed in walls, and central box setup.

    A lot left to do however. :-(
    Last edited by JF_Gophers; 10-20-2022, 12:13 PM.

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  • Deutsche Gopher Fan
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    Originally posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post

    LMAO, he even looks a bit like me.
    He being “Diane”?

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  • FadeToBlack&Gold
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    Originally posted by Deutsche Gopher Fan View Post
    Fade, this video made me think of you and your neighbor…lol

    https://www.reddit.com/r/therewasana...tm_name=iossmf
    LMAO, he even looks a bit like me.

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  • Deutsche Gopher Fan
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    Fade, this video made me think of you and your neighbor…lol

    https://www.reddit.com/r/therewasana...tm_name=iossmf

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  • dxmnkd316
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    Originally posted by Swansong View Post

    The squirrels have done just fine with it. It's enraging but adorable to watch them dive head first into a tiny divot, then root around under the turf, then pull up a grub, sit on their fat squirrel butt and eat the morsel.
    Squirrels are the most entertaining animals in the backyard.

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  • MarkEagleUSA
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    Originally posted by St. Clown View Post

    It’s good you treated for the grubs before the problem evolved to moles. Moles love eating grubs.
    Worse yet, grubs attract skunks and they will destroy a lawn in short order.

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  • Swansong
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    Originally posted by St. Clown View Post

    It’s good you treated for the grubs before the problem evolved to moles. Moles love eating grubs.
    The squirrels have done just fine with it. It's enraging but adorable to watch them dive head first into a tiny divot, then root around under the turf, then pull up a grub, sit on their fat squirrel butt and eat the morsel.

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by St. Clown View Post

    It’s good you treated for the grubs before the problem evolved to moles. Moles love eating grubs.
    Circle of life.

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  • St. Clown
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    Originally posted by Swansong View Post
    I had to give up and call a lawncare company. Something was digging up my (immaculate, beautiful) lawn and I couldn't tell it if was grubs or voles or gremlins.

    They came, immediately identified it as grubs and put that stuff down plus lime. They'll be back in a couple weeks to overseed and aerate, then again for a final season fertilization.
    It’s good you treated for the grubs before the problem evolved to moles. Moles love eating grubs.

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  • Deutsche Gopher Fan
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    I had grubs last year. It all depends on the geo area they hit in a year.

    my area recovered fast though

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  • Swansong
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    I had to give up and call a lawncare company. Something was digging up my (immaculate, beautiful) lawn and I couldn't tell it if was grubs or voles or gremlins.

    They came, immediately identified it as grubs and put that stuff down plus lime. They'll be back in a couple weeks to overseed and aerate, then again for a final season fertilization.

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  • Kepler
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    Fun fact: the "petard" as in "hoist by your own" is a siege weapon. It's a box of gunpowder which you place into holes you dig under the walls. You explode it to undermine the wall. The comically Scottish character at the siege of Harfleur in Henry V is talking about it.

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  • state of hockey
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    Don't forget that siege attacks from under the walls also happened. They just haven't been as popularized by Hollywood due to the difficulties that arise while attempting to film such a situation well. So keep your ears on the ground and place shallow water dishes around the perimeter to detect vibrations.

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  • Kepler
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    Fetchez la vache.

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