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Yellow tag sales at the supermarket

I missed this one for the longest time. When my GF has me over for dinner, she would often say “This was a yellow tag sale”.   I happened to be in our local Giant Foods on a Tuesday night and saw a bunch of stuff with yellow tags. One example is below. A $10 T-Bone steak for $5.   I bought a pair of them. My son applied his grilling skills and homemade marinade and we had a fantastic dinner. Continue reading

Raising the blade for more clearance on a Sears Lawn Tractor.

I have a well worn Sears LT 1000 lawn tractor that I use for grass cutting, hauling firewood, mulching leaves and snow plowing on 2 1/2 acres. Quite often, we get snow before I’m ready to remove the cutting deck. That means that I have to install the plow. The problem is that when the plow is raised, the ground clearance of the plow is about 1/2 inch. That leads to the plow bottoming out on the lawn and leaving huge ugly divots. 

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