Labors of Labor Day weekend...

Swore I'd never ball a sod-cutter again and meant it. But half an hour into tearing up the lawn with a shovel, knew i couldn't work fast enough to get it done without some heavy artillery. Many hours and two trips to Rocky Top later, most of the lawn has been turned to dirt. Have some edge work to do, some roto-tilling and soil mending, and I'll be ready to lay sod.

Young J said he "needed some trout." Gonna try and oblige him tomorrow. Can't drive far, so might give Fountain Creek a try. Some nice runs and pools there, though I've never tried it before. We'll see.

Spend the whole day on the lawn. Hope it's worth it. Gonna hang back now and relax.