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TNML Commissioner report:
It’s time to make an executive decision around here. And that means I’m declaring the season will officially end on October 28 after your mowing session. I fully understand that many of you have entered aeration season and the schedule is a complete mess right now. Totally get it. October 28 should give all of us plenty of time to get the yard put to bed and wrap up the greatest mowing season in the history of the Internet.
Think about where we came from this year. The naysayers said the league would fold by late June. Nonsense! The haters said it was a fad and guys would fade out of the league. A national mowing league, to my knowledge, has never been attempted in the United States.
But here we are with guys coast-to-coast fully engaged with a league that brings them incredible joy.
So let’s circle the calendars. October 28. That’s it. One final beautification for Halloween. I understand some of you will be facing snow by that date. I also understand that our southern league members will laugh at stopping so soon.
These are just the tough decisions that Goodells, Manfreds and Kinseys need to make. Someone has to be the alpha in the room and make a call, and I’ve made it.
By now you know that a huge surge of rain went through this part of Ohio. I’ve now missed two straight weeks of mowing. Last week, we were in the middle of 90-degree temps and 12 or so straight days of zero rain. It was very dry. This week…completely soaked. We got approximately 4 1/2″ from Tuesday-Thursday.
Now we enter mowing/leaf pickup season. The yard will look incredible for about two hours after being mowing in October before the neighborhood leaves have other thoughts.
• Paul B. writes:
Good call on the rainout. Living down in Southwest Florida there are many times I need to call a rainout. Last Saturday should have been one of those days but I pushed through. Unfortunately I almost ruined my mower because everything was so wet. Thankfully I didn’t but I learned my lesson. I had to skip mowing the week before so I couldn’t justify not mowing two weeks in a row. Especially down here. It would have been miserable mowing this week dealing with three weeks of growth.
Regards to all the TNML
• Ryan S. in NW Ohio was hammered with this week’s rain:
Spoken like a true leader, thanks for the night off. It definitely resembles the Black Swamp around my house At least this rain and additional days should allow for longer and greener grass.
Sending this morning gem from the day before the rain started.
• Beau in Toledo is in the same boat…rained out:
Not really checking in for #TNML, unless of course, this week it means Thursday Night Moving Liquid (from BlueCans to bellies).
Glad it was 4″ over 40 hrs, and not like August of 2000, when half of Whimer area streets turned into rivers in a span of 2 hours.
Let the yards thicken up for a week, members!
Indy Daryl is off doing hard things again. Look at this trip he has planned for the weekend. The weather front is through and Daryl’s heading up north for some incredible late September weather.
TNML member reports:
@OutKickTNML @JoeKinseyexp No cutting yet since I seeded last Thursday, so I started my recruiting tour. Introduced my retired USAF brother-in-law @SteveMillz0924 to the League and delivered his uniform! He takes good care of his yard- and there is joy in sharing the lifestyle! pic.twitter.com/QcwiyxscdH
— Tim (@Hornet316) September 23, 2021
@OutKickTNML Training the future of TNML, but where’s the lawnmower emoji @Apple?!💩.. great fall day to mow! Keeping it green in Rogers, MN! Happy Oktoberfest @OdellBrewing! Nice Brew! pic.twitter.com/6CnUtD0ak4
— Theisanity (@Theis23Aaron) September 23, 2021
Tim G. in the 419 had a rainout:
I dumped out 4.2” from my rain gauge on Wednesday morning, then another 1.6” on Thursday morning for 5.8” of rain in Allen County in the 419. No #TNML needless to say. Gonna watch The Herd and have a few garage beers while we get ready for next week.
Rob in NC is also prepping for the offseason:
Matt in Nashville is prepping for the offseason:
— Grant A (@big_ski25) September 23, 2021
— GymBrooks (@gym_brooks) September 23, 2021
— Adam Dolezal (@thedatingdude) September 24, 2021
.@OutKickTNML The rain subsided and now it’s gorgeous outside! A cool 70 degrees and plenty of sun, perfect mowing weather.
@OutKickTNML After 2 and a half weeks of 14 hour days (and no holiday weekend), I finally made it home to cut Saturday. Before (6/14) and After (8/18) but not done. Couldn’t have done it without @CubCadet_USA, @RainBirdCorp and the Ida Farm Co-Op. #TNML pic.twitter.com/okX3XMazSn
— Jon Gulch (@Jon_Gulch) September 21, 2021
— Ryan Hyatt (@RyanHyattMedia) September 23, 2021