I did two hours of yard work yesterday, mostly taking down privet, young magnolia trees, and dead limbs. In the process I probably created three more hours of cleanup, but many of the felled limbs are incredibly straight and long, so I will use them for future teepees/trellises in Wee Little Farm. I am one good (long) day of cutting to get to my “final” planting airspace, and a good number of fires away from burning the wood that can’t be repurposed.
After showering to clean off my yard work stench I sat down to relax before making dinner. I was quite happy until I read the news that Eddie Van Halen has died. I had no idea he was 65 (of course I find it hard to believe that I am 55), and that he had cancer.
Even though I did a lot of yard work, it’s highly unlikely that I lost weight because my dinner was delicious but extremely caloric. I ate a fake chicken sandwich, with two substantial pretzel sticks on the side. I will strive to do better today.
Last night I tried to pre-order my Hop Passport for 2021 only to find out that it won’t be offered in Georgia next year. I reached out to the Hop Passport folk, and they replied telling me that since Georgia brewers cannot offer discounted beer, they won’t be in Georgia again. I know that bars in the City of Atlanta can’t do beer specials (Happy Hour pricing) but I swear I’ve seen it happen in other parts of the state. Is this a new state law? How did they get away with it this year?
I was going to go out and do some yard cleanup this morning, but alas I am tired and sore, and feeling like I should get into my home office and crank out a little work instead.
Tonight I will be making a freestyle Thai dish using my Instant Pot. It’s another recipe that will use up more of the things that I currently have in my cupboard, refrigerator, and freezer. Woot! And of course I will be consuming it while watching an old episode of Top Chef whilst texting with Betsy.
Hope all is happy and healthy in your world.
The yellow machines have mostly completed their work. The piles are made and will be lit in the next few days (I believe). I think there will be a bit of work after the burn as well, but I think some of the smoothing will be up to us.
I’m confused by the hop passport. Isn’t the point to try new breweries and wouldn’t the hop passport people have a steady stream of customers? I’m not sure how the discount plays into it.
I should have ridden the road yesterday, but a nap got in the way, so it was a half hour on the trainer instead and breakfast for dinner!
Were you able to rid yourself of yellow jackets? I thought about you as I tramped through ivy-covered grounds to cut down my brush. Every once and awhile I’d see a flying stinger hovering around the ground. Between the mosquitos, biting ants(?), and yellow jackets I am leery to go out into the yard sometimes. Once the trees are removed I will return to pulling ivy to clear out the backyard some more.
The Hop Passport is to get you to visit breweries in a specific state. The passport costs $25, and to recuperate your cost you get your first two beers at participating breweries at a 50% discount.
I gave the yellow jackets a little chemical warfare early yesterday and didn’t see them swarming in the same numbers as Saturday. I watched a YouTube video of a guy who built his own simple trap with chicken as bait and water with some soap as the gotcha- he trapped 700+ in 4 hours. Going to remember that one..
With my remaining iOS devices I am currently taking the iOS 14 plunge. Apple is on iOS/iPadOS 14.0.1, and have announced another “event” for next Tuesday, so I am (fairly) confident that the update won’t brick my devices nor cause them significant battery drain.
My two favorite German soccer clubs play a “friendly” today. It appears that I can legally watch the game on YouTube, so I might have to tune in. It’ll be a bonus if I am forced to listen to the game in German as well.
The game is in German, though I am not sure that I am learning much. ðŸ˜‚
Fast and furious is probably not a great way to learn. Spreckinzie langsam, bitte?
My biggest problem now is my limited vocabulary.
Es regnet in Bremen. (It is raining in Bremen.)