Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Southbound geese.....

6:25 am - Tuesday - September 5th - LPG&RVR - 46° F, humidity 92%, wind 1 mph out of the southeast.....mostly sunny skies today with a forecast high of 79° F.  On this date in 2017 TLE and I were out in the Lamar Valley (Yellowstone NP) in a buffalo jam......↴

.....the view this morning...

I've been seeing long lines of geese flying south for about the past week....a little earlier than last year.  The overnight lows have dipped consistently into the 40's for the past week, and the daytime highs are in the high 70's, and low 80's....again, a little earlier than last year.  Fall is definitely in the air here in Modoc County, the northeastern most portion of California.

It was time Monday to clear the driving range of golf balls so it could be mowed, but before I did that I needed stage a few golf carts, wash some left over from Sunday, and make round of the course, raking a couple of sand traps.....there are almost no weeds anymore.  I was back from my first round of the course around 9:30 am at which time I fired up the small Husqvarna and headed out to mow the tee boxes for which I am responsible (3, 10, 15, 16, 17 & 18).  The growth of the grass has slowed significantly, but it had been almost 10 days since I last mowed them.  I was back around 11 am, at which time I immediately began to clear the driving range.  It took me until 12:30 pm to finish, so TLE went to lunch a tad late, but it's all good.

I only took a 30 minute break at lunch, and was back on the job by 2 pm mowing the two long strips of grass running along each side of the cart path leading to tee boxes 1, and 10.  That took me until after 3 pm at which time I had about an hour to wash, and stow the golf carts which had been returned.  We put out just under 20 carts Monday, which, by the by, was Labor Day....the last holiday of the summer.

By the time 4:10 pm rolled around there were still 6 carts outstanding, which I'll take care of Tuesday morning, the final day of our 4 day work week.  We have just 17 work days left in the season, and soon we will following the geese south for the winter.

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