829 Southdrive

829 Southdrive

A New Jersey state of mind

Friday, August 13, 2010

Driving School

What do you do with the apples that fall from the tree?
Not yet ripe to make pie or crisp, they're great for driving
practice.  Field Hockey starts in 3 weeks, and Liv needs
to live up to Big Sis's driving prowess.  Some of them soar,
while others blow apart upon being struck by the stick.
All of them, whole or otherwise, are quickly eaten by our
local herd of deer who cruise through our back yard late
at night.  I'm shocked that there are still figs on the tree!
By the way, this is the worst my back yard grass has ever
been.  We haven't had rain since March, it seems, when
the basement  flooded. 


  1. Doc, after thinking about it, I don't want to give him any more publicity than he's already gotten. And he's still the lead story on the evening news in the tri-state area! Enough.

  2. This post reminded me of another thing I'd forgotten about back east. The grass just grows, all by itself.

    Here, they turn off the rain between May and October. If you want grass, you have to buy lots of pvc pipe, sprinkler heads, timers, riser pipes, and glue. Then you dig trenches to put all of that stuff into.

    There's a lot of engineering if you want grass here.

  3. Then we must be in California, because someone turned our rain off this summer as well. It's okay on one hand; I haven't cut the grass more than twice all summer, but it hurts when you walk barefoot! It always manages to come back, though.

  4. Baydog, your last comment reminds me of when we moved into our last really sufficient home (about 35 years ago). Trophy Wife wanted the thicket in front re-land$caped. I said no, bought rotator lawn mower, pulverized the thick turned on the water and simply mowed what growed. Beautiful lawn in a few months. No problem.