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    Become home owner = removal of man card

    Gawd - I've gotten into...landscaping. Sigh. WTF?

    I actually said to Aprilm today 'hey look - my silverado sage is blooming...'

    (actually when silverado sage blooms its supposed to mean rain is imminent - which given the drought we've had makes it more noteworthy, but still....)

    Oh, and I've planted 3 Crape Myrtles and a Queen Palm (see dogs like Palms thread) in the past couple of weeks.

    I have become wussy'fied.
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    I picked out my own hanging baskets for the front porch.
    *sigh*

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    Wussy.

    I make my wife mow and maintain the entire yard...all two acres.






    OK, I just avoid it at all costs.
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    sigh...its okay ravenmore...many a man has become feminized. There should be a book called The feminization of Man

    oops, I guess someone beat me to it http://www.lewrockwell.com/barnwell/barnwell23.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by cohophysh View Post
    sigh...its okay ravenmore...many a man has become feminized. There should be a book called The feminization of Man

    oops, I guess someone beat me to it http://www.lewrockwell.com/barnwell/barnwell23.html
    not.
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    not.
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    We cannot solve problems with the same level of consciousness that created them. A.E.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ravenmore View Post
    not.
    helping.

    It's okay, I have given into the dark side. Living with three women has done that to me. The only way to attempt to understand them is to make them think you have parted with your man card when in all actuality you haven't .
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    Hate to burst your bubble, but if you have to pretend you lost your man card....you don't have it anymore...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ravenmore View Post
    (actually when silverado sage blooms its supposed to mean rain is imminent - which given the drought we've had makes it more noteworthy, but still....)
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    The fact that you know that makes me worry a little.


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    Landscaping and gardening is not all bad. You still get to keep your man card if you have lots of power/motor tools for doing the landscaping.

    That reminds me. I've got to prune the roses, chop down a tree, clear the vege garden of weeds, trim some ivy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gnome View Post
    Landscaping and gardening is not all bad. You still get to keep your man card if you have lots of power/motor tools for doing the landscaping.
    OR, if you take a scythe to everything.

    But the thrilling whine of power tools does overcome all.

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    I'm currently remodeling the house I will be living in, which is fairly manly. What isn't is that I'll also be decorating the thing myself, and I'm quite looking forward to that.

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    The American farmer feeds the world. Rejoice in your new found power as a global leader. Go plant some corn now.
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    If you were to hire a landscaping firm 99% of the employee's would be men.

    SOOOO,

    What's the problem again?

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    hmmm - corn as a privacy hedge. Not a bad idea.

    The people who live here before didn't do a thing with the yard and its about as interesting as a shoe box. I'm going to just gradually add things. Actually if you Tx guys have suggestions let me know. I'm trying to add a few trees - I noticed during the drought the greenest parts left of the lawn where areas that were somewhat shaded by trees.

    Oh, and somebody mentioned rose bushes. WTF is up with mine? They came with the house but they look like ass right now, even though I water and fertilize them trying to get 'em going.
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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    Ha ha! Rose bushes. That's it, man. You're toast.

    I let my three big dogs do the landscaping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ravenmore View Post

    Oh, and somebody mentioned rose bushes. WTF is up with mine? They came with the house but they look like ass right now, even though I water and fertilize them trying to get 'em going.
    OK, I'm not the greatest green thumb but from what I remember roses are one of those plants that thrive on/need to be SAVAGELY pruned back from time to time. Anyone with more experience want to confirm or deny this.

    Regards, Anthony

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    My man grows hops.
    He's a home brewer and his gardening is quite productive.
    Nothing girly about that.

    I have vast gardens here, nearly an acre with many vegetables, herbs and even fruit trees.
    Not much better than picking a ripe tomato for your bagel in the morning.
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    Confession: My thumb is shriveled and brown.

    I suck at taking care of anything green, but, if it does happen to die...I can make furniture out of it.
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    Chinese pistachio is a good tree. Drought and disease resistant is always a good thing in Texas but JSharr might be the guy to ask. Hey, if in doubt, buy more power tools. I'm off today in search of a new weed eater/brush cutter.
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    Huh, guess I live on the other side of that quarter - spent about 6 hours at my roommates other house last week getting rid of (and not the recommended way) asbestos laced stuffs and tearing out some bathroom walls with my lovely baby sledgehammer; fixed a vacuum this weekend, really do not like houseplants at all - would rather like a cactus type plant and transplanted 3 snakes from the neighbor's flower bed to a field.

    Gimme your man card.

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    We installed a new front door with etched glass, new vinyl windows, new glass doorknobs, and insulation.

    But, I balanced that out with making jam and baked goods, so I can't take your card. Sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tude View Post
    Huh, guess I live on the other side of that quarter - spent about 6 hours at my roommates other house last week getting rid of (and not the recommended way) asbestos laced stuffs and tearing out some bathroom walls with my lovely baby sledgehammer; fixed a vacuum this weekend, really do not like houseplants at all - would rather like a cactus type plant and transplanted 3 snakes from the neighbor's flower bed to a field.

    Gimme your man card.
    I'll bet that really sucked.
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    You claim to have lost your man card. However we are going to need some evidence that you had one to begin with. You can start by giving us list of your power tools.
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