The middle of summer is traditionally a time of slow events and, as a result, translates into a lower volume of commentary, analysis, and announcements. . There is, however, a small victory to be celebrated and noted here at FTI that I take much pleasure over: I would like to formally announce the successful capture and death of one lawn mole!
The little Bastard and his family have been playing havoc with the FT grounds for the past 3 years and I have been unsuccessfully battling him to rid him from our compound. Moles burrow underground in search of food (earthworms) and their resultant trails are unsightly. Along the way as they are tunneling, they dig dirt up and leave a pile on top of the ground. This raises havoc when trying to mow and is just a pain in the ass. I have been battling these guys for 3 years and have resolved myself that though I will never eliminate them, I do want to control them. To date, my efforts have been unsuccessful and I was losing faith if I would ever win or not. This one small victory, however, has re-charged my spirit and it is now , "Game On".
Doesn't take much to lift my spirits, huh?