Wintery Wonderland and Dangerous Caulk Gun Dave

| 4/4/2011 11:06:08 PM

Tags: Winter Snow Scene, Las Vegas, Bathroom remodel, Crocus, Lawn Care, Nebraska Dave,

 A photo of Nebraska DaveHi again from the balmy state of Nebraska.  A lot has happened since we last chatted.  So kick back relax and enjoy the update. 

One of my fellow bloggers coined the phrase "the weather has really been bipolar this spring" and I totally agree with her assessment.  In the last post I talked about the week of nice weather and then right after posting that blog post I awoke to the following scene.  It definitely was a Courier and Ive's kind of a scene.

Nebraska Daves snowy Street 


I always enjoy these late spring wet sloppy snows because first I know they aren't going to last long and second it's nature's way of giving that high nitrogen shot to get things growing in the spring.  March truly is a volatile month in Nebraska.  Here's another picture of the street at the bottom of my street.  The pictures really don't do justice to how gorgeous it was.  It lasted most of the day but by the next morning is was starting to melt and soak into the ground.  That's another reason I like these last spring snows.  The moisture soaks into the unfrozen ground instead of running down the street into the storm drains.

Daves neighborhood street 

muck boot diva
7/27/2011 1:29:20 PM

N. Dave, Send me info on your 400 Gal Rain Water Tank -- I am VERY VERY interested for our garden. The animals we will make shift a solar pump to use in the ponds (we have 2 -- very far away from the garden). My email is Just put in subject like Nebraska Dave -- I get loads of emails. Thanks. MBD

cindy murphy
4/8/2011 8:11:00 PM

You are right, Dave - work at the nursery has left me feeling pretty pooped lately. I haven't done a single thing in my own yard yet, (except mourn the loss of my crocus). Sunday, though, is supposed to be nice, and I have the day off. I plan to get my greens planted - this year it's spinach, lettuce, and arugula. Maybe mustard greens too, though last year they got leaf miners late in the season, so I might give them a rest this year. Never too busy to not stop in and leave a comment, though. It's like catching up with an old friend. Enjoy your weekend.

nebraska dave
4/7/2011 11:39:27 PM

Cindy, you are such a hoot. I know your schedule is quite full at this seasonal point but still you seem to have time to leave me a note. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a bit of poet wit that made me chuckle. I did get my main water tank cleaned out for the gravity feed watering system today before the rain started. It was a nice gentle rain that lasted for about six to eight hours. A good spring soaker. I also got the first four foundation blocks laid for the backyard patio firepit project yesterday. Now I only have about 20 more to set and then build the wall and lay the bricks for the patio. Yikes I better keep after it. I'm just a wee bit sore from the block laying. Ok a lot sore. An Aleve and a soak in the tub and life is good again. Have a great nursery day.

cindy murphy
4/6/2011 9:58:35 PM

Here comes Nebraska Dave, Mr. Fix-it, gardener, and now a poet. Need help? He’ll bestow it. Got a garden? He’ll hoe it. Got a lawn? He’ll mow it. Or give it beer. Never fear, Nebraska Dave is here! Ok, so I’m not a poet; I never claimed to be. I wonder if there's such thing as the Bad Poet's Society? My youngest daughter and I planted crocus in the front yard last fall, Dave; I’d forgotten about them until they just recently started poking up out of the lawn. You know those annoying, pesky squirrels that we were just talking about? ARGH! They dug up a lot of the crocus bulbs the other day. Those they left in the ground? They chewed all the tops off, and had the audacity to just leave them laying there for me to find!

nebraska dave
4/5/2011 11:45:30 PM

Drew, thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Yeah, I kind a think your right about those southern lawns. It was a glorious day here today. I actually got to spend time out in the yard today. I gave the old yard a beer with a little soap and followed it up with a good watering. I guess I better drag old cantanerous Chomper the lawn mower out and get him ready to mow the drunken grass. Have a great day my friend.

4/5/2011 10:48:52 AM

I am pretty sure the lawn methods you are testing work. If you have ever driven in the deep South you may have seen some of the most lush grasses and pastures in the states. And why do you think that is? What southern lawn doesn't have a bit of old 'tabakky' and beer on it as well as some bone dust, and dish soap (from washing the pickup)???? Glad to see you keeping busy as always Dave. What a blessing you are to folks when they see you rolling up in the driveway!

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