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We've had an extended drought out here in CA and now that I've recently finished my 110 RF restoration, it's pretty much like being all dressed up and nowhere to mow. 馃槩 It was 110 today, unfortunately not the RF, but 110 degrees 馃サ. It's been near or over 100 degrees for the past 10 days. We've been in a stage 2 watering restriction mandate since June which means cutting back on lawn watering by 20% and watering the lawn only one day per week for most of us. I live in a higher fire danger area so we can water 3 days a week but are still required to cut back watering by 20% from 2020 level usage. A lot of brown lawns out here and I'm struggling to keep mine alive. I have several browned out areas but still have 'some' grass to mow. The lawn has never looked this bad and I'm suffering from a bad case of 'lackofseattimeitis'! 馃ぃ I'm doing everything I can to save water including collecting about 30+ gallons a week from the condensation drain from my air conditioner which I put down with sprinkling cans. We haven't had any measurable rain for 3 months. Wish us luck out here and don't feel bad if you can't mow due to rain guys. Count your blessings and enjoy the seat time! 馃槈
 

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Not in Berks County Pa for sure
Sorry to hear that conditions have been so dry too in PA. It's sad to see its affected so many crops and I really feel for farmers who work so hard to make ends meet and get hit so hard by so many conditions beyond their control. It's been a year with a lot of weather extremes in so many parts of the country. Let's hope for better weather for all next year.
 

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Some real legitimat concerns about the coming winter for a lot of the country I'm sure. There's already predictions of higher prices of heating oil and natural gas largely due to the current government's policies that have have thrown away the energy independence we had just a short time ago. Let's hope the next winter is'nt too severe. In any event a good many of you are well equipped with John Deere blades and blowers and do a great job at handling 'old man winter' for your families.
 

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We indeed received more rain than we've had in years since around New Year's Day, around 11 or 12 inches locally. We came through fine where I live but a lot of others in California weren't as fortunate and had major flooding and mudslides. It's sure helped our drought though and snowpack in the Sierras is way above normal for this point of the year which certainly helps water supplies for this year. I hope all of you guys have also been OK regarding snow and rain this winter. There sure have been some incredible amounts of snow in some areas out east. You're right, probably could've made a bundle if I had a blower and was near Tahoe. Getting up there would've been the tough part I'm sure. Thanks for thinking of me and take good care.(y)
 

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Thanks for thinking of me out here. I hope all of you guys back east have also been ok regarding snow, rains, and stormy weather. Iv'e still been doing fine at my location and fortunately don't live in an area normally prone to flooding or landslides although I'm in a foothills area. We've definitely had much more rain than we've had in many years this winter. The upside is there's no more drought around here and there shouldn't be any irrigation restrictions this summer. I'll be able to put down needed rolls of new turf where needed and have a good healthy lawn to mow which means some good seat time this summer. (y)!!! 馃憦 馃槑
 
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