do you feel like you fit into the show? i'm about to listen to it, but i would like to know your opinion...
also, it said the last posting from this ip was less than a minute ago, i imagine it's just counting the login process... but... just fyi
uh... actually, it's still not letting me, i'll wait five minutes or so, then we'll see.
i'll comment as i listen..
you don't like beer! shame Paul...
manual over gas mowers... there are too many branches, and sticks on my lawn for that, suggestions? raking really takes so much time, that there's a lot of work! it's easy as long as you're mowing high, and also if you have nothing on your lawn!
We have about 70 acres of lawn. Or the closest thing to it. The lawn mowers are all self-propelled and alleviate the issue of sticks, stumps and having to rake. Do watch out for the manure. Agreed on the beer.
oh, i've read that article before for sure. I've been mowing my lawn with a push-non-motorized mower for years. I like it, I'm too poor for an electric probably (though i've never really looked into it...) so what happens is... my lawn grows very very long by the end of the summer.
but there are a couple goats of the neighbors that love it, and my chickens do too. last year we lost a chicken, then one day found her under the grass. the next day she emerged with two little chicks!
so i'm torn on really mowing it, i find if i just rake it without mowing it, i can get a lot of bedding for the chickens to store in the winter.
then in the spring if i rake it, i have a lot more bedding for the chickens (which lasts all summer) and it reveals fresh spring bugs for them to eat..
it's hard for me to really want to mow after the last two years of that type of success.... long grass doesn't look bad either because it lays down. it's just...... long!
my kids like it more because it doesn't make them itch.
so maybe if i can find a cheap electric mower, or if i can find a way to get rid of the sticks.... i'll start mowing again.
paul wheaton wrote: Yeah, beer just tastes nasty to me.
Take a look at the lawn care article. the manual mower eats twigs, but chockes on sticks. You might be more interested in the cordless electric mower.
outdoorpodcast wrote: Paul, I know we are in the minority, but I can't stand beer. bitter nasty, watery taste.
I can see why someone would feel this way if all they experienced were bad beers or good beer in the wrong way. About 2-3 years ago I really starting getting into beer after I made some in class. Since then I have learned a lot on my own and have made one complete brew on my own.
One important aspect of perceiving the true flavor of a brew is the temperature at which you drink it. Most cheap American beers are just awful and that is why their commercials advertise how ice cold their beer must be to enjoy it. Cold temperatures tend to mask flavors (especially subtle ones) both good and more importantly bad ones if you make crap beer. A great beer should never be served too cold (same goes for wine).
The second issue is your palate when you are drinking. Anyone who has had a candy bar followed by a soda (I might be the only one around here) knows that the soda tastes like water because you have saturated your taste buds with sugar. One reason why people like cheese with wine is because the fats tend to coat the tongue and alter ones perception of the wine. So, what you just ate will have an effect on the taste of the beer.
My favorite moderately priced beer is Samuel Adams Boston Lager. I think anyone who hasn't enjoyed one of these didn't taste everything the beer has to offer. Only when the conditions are right will the sweetness come through and the flavor hits that perfect "savory" spot on your palate that makes you go "Yum!" It may take a few tries to get that full flavor but it is there, trust me!
If you wanna go cheaper I'd say Yuengling is the tastiest beer for the price but I hear you can only find it in the NE. If you wanna go top notch try "Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout."
Hey, yeah I'm regular listener of Two Beers. Just listened to your interview and I loved it. It's just what I needed - I've always struggled with the garden, but I like your style and want to give it a go.
So I've now come across your site and I have a lot of reading and work to do!