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Shore-Klear, Reward or Weedtrine D, mixed with a nonionic surfactant work very well at killing lily pads. Shore-Klear is a systemic herbicide that will translocate down into the root systems killing the plant.
Can these be bought at a feed store?

Depends on the feed store... MG or Tractor Supply are always hit or miss (due to supply chain issues).
 
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I never had an adopted granddaughter that played varsity as a freshman, let alone won a state championship, LOL!!!

The 'granddaughter' finally received her Championship ring (it's a chunk)!!! Whomever made it had to make another due to them misspelling her name on the 1st one...

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Took Mrs. Ranch for her PT session. Then did some grocery shopping on the way home.

Fed the cattle. Calf #2 has arrived, now the 1st on will have a friend to run with!!!

Filled the salt box on the water softener in the well house.
 
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I came home and doused all the plants, flower gardens and my vegetables with some triple 13. Also put out some bug out granules..

Note for those of us along the coast.. termite swarm season is upon us. Treat around your house with the granules of your choice (I use bug out from the feed store) and leave your porch lights off at night for a few weeks.

Added some white rocks to the bird bath I just painted so the bees won’t drown and filled it up.
The wife planted a couple oleanders, some flowers, a honeysuckle and no telling what else I didn’t see. I’m gonna have to revoke her debit card.

Added cages to the few tomatoes I planted and farted with the drip irrigation system a bit.

Cooked a pizza on the pellet grill.
 

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Rebuilt the compressor for the septic system as the alarm light came on yesterday. If it was rubber, it got replaced.

Started shredding front pastures.
 
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Picked up more mayhaws and got them washed and in the fridge. Wife requested biscuits for dinner so I made some and some scrambled eggs to go with them.
There’s not enough hours in the day to get everything done… one day I’ll get to retire.
 

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LOL!!! Retire??? Us old farts are busier now than when we worked!!! Hell, I'm still working on my original 'honey-do' list from 2010!!!

Seriously, when I retired, a bunch of us would meet up every morning for coffee. I once commented to the others about being so far behind in my chores. I was advised to forget about ever "getting caught up, it's not going to happen". One, after he was done laughing, told me I might as well just drink a beer whenever I had that thought. As I've grown older, I see a lot of truth in that conversation!!!
 

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Took Mrs. Ranch for her PT session. Then did some more grocery shopping on the way home.

Watered the garden & greenhouse.

Fed the cattle.

Sprayed 3 wasp nests.
 
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Went to town to pickup ranch fuel (red diesel & hi-test non-ethanol). Also picked up Mrs. Ranch's prescriptions & hit the package store.

Burned the trash ahead of the rain (2 loads).
 
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Still awaiting the rain... the forecast is saying 1.5".

Finished cleaning up the unwanted growth on the Crape Myrtles.

Watered the stuff remaining in the greenhouse.

Shoveled out the burn barrel.

Made a pear pie with strudel topping for our neighbors.

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We got 1.05" of rain last night, with lots of lightning & wind. This morning it is a chilly 52 degrees...

Changed the bedding after washing it all. Doing this is like painting... not something I look forward to...

Spent the day researching 2 houses in Schulenburg that caught my eye. One was built in 1902 & the other in 1920.
 
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Took 2 pair of pruning scissors apart & cleaned them thoroughly before sharpening them. They work like new!!!

R&R the filter in the well house. This new one was easy-peasy compared to the old unit.

Made a spice cake with sour cream frosting for our desserts.
 
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Cleaned the Jacuzzi.

Checked the filter in the well house for any leaks (none) & then closed it up.

Chased the gophers in the garden as they got about 12 plants. Grrrr.

Watered the spare plants still in the greenhouse.
 

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Spent the weekend out at my fish camp and played some music for the marina crowd on Saturday.
Boiled 25 blue crabs I caught out there back at home on Sunday for my wife, mom and sister.
Worked yesterday and afterwards picked up another 25lbs of mayhaw.. I’m done with them at this point. Hope someone else gets the rest.
Today I fed bees and added another honey super to one of the hives. Looks like it might be a good year. Also smoked a pork shoulder for pulled pork tomorrow at work for the crew. Now to get some shuteye.
 

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Went to town to order tires for the truck, pickup herbicide at the feed store & topped off the fuel in Mrs. Ranch's Jeep.

Watered the garden & stuff in the greenhouse.

Started burning out 2 big stumps behind the garden. I figure on 3 days before they're gone...
 
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For those that planted onions and potatoes, how are they looking? Mine are looking like three more weeks. I’m seeing a few tomatoes, squash and bells. Corn is looking good.
 

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Potatoes are done when the tops start turning brown, which is the end of May/early June. Onions are done when their necks break & they 'fall over'. Both will tell you when it's time to harvest, don't rush harvesting as both are just now growing at their max. rate.
 
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