The Farm Report: Visitors, Part Two

Yup, I’ve turned Jimmy Moore into a disc golf addict, all right.  We played 42 holes the first day, then 45 the second day — we squeezed in the final nine after buzzing home from a rib joint before darkness set in.  On the last hole, we could barely see where our discs landed.

When I woke up this morning, I learned that he’d already been outside practicing for the day’s rounds.  So we played nine before breakfast, then another 18 after breakfast, despite the 95-degree heat.  In the mid-afternoon, Jimmy kept looking out the window and suggesting that if the clouds we saw in the distance moved this way, it would probably cool off enough to play another 18 before we all head out to watch the fireworks tonight.

The clouds did roll in, so we went out to play.  Two holes later, the clouds rolled back out.  Well, what the heck, we were already out there, so we played a full nine in the blistering sun.  Then another full nine.  It was 99 degrees outside when we came back to the house.

Three days, 132 holes, most of them in 95-plus heat with high humidity.  That’s what I mean by “addict.”  I wonder how many of the Jimmy-haters out there could play 132 holes in this heat without fainting.  I kind of wish one of them had been playing with us:

“Hey, guys, I’m starting to feel a little … a little … ”

PLOP.

“Ooooh, sorry you can’t stand up, buddy, but I’m afraid you’ll have to just lie there for awhile.  Jimmy won’t carry you to the house because, as you’ve pointed out many times in the comments section of my blog, he’s a lazy sloth — and I won’t do it just because I think you’re an ass****.”

Jimmy is no longer The Bogey Man. He ripped off five pars in a row in one of our rounds yesterday evening, then tossed his first birdie in the next round.  He’s now throwing as many pars as bogeys, with a birdie now and then.  Like I said before, he may be thrashing me by Friday at the rate he’s going.

I’ve always thought of myself as the type who burns easily in the sun — that was certainly my experience in years past — but that doesn’t seem to be true anymore.  We’ve spent hours in the sun, and despite not using any sunscreen I’ve just turned slightly brown on the arms and neck.  Perhaps putting good quality fats back into my diet has made a difference.

Jimmy’s wife Christine captured a good chunk of one of this morning’s rounds on video.  Just for grins, I uploaded it to YouTube.  If you want to watch in hi-rez on YouTube, click the YouTube button on the player.

Happy Fourth of July.

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76 thoughts on “The Farm Report: Visitors, Part Two

  1. smgj

    I chime in – after increasing fat, upping oral vitamin d and grabbing some omega3’s I don’t brun, but I tan really easily.

    For women it pays to remember that high estrogen + sun may lead to moles, but after taking iodine it seems to me that I don’t get that many moles anymore. And it’s possible to use iodine solution and “burn” away moles too.

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  2. smgj

    I chime in – after increasing fat, upping oral vitamin d and grabbing some omega3’s I don’t brun, but I tan really easily.

    For women it pays to remember that high estrogen + sun may lead to moles, but after taking iodine it seems to me that I don’t get that many moles anymore. And it’s possible to use iodine solution and “burn” away moles too.

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  3. Jana

    I noticed I don’t burn anymore either. I’ve been on my current diet for almost a year. I do still have a lot of carbs, but I discovered I have a gluten intolerance, as does my son, so we eat no wheat, etc. last year was the first year I ever got a driver’s tan. This year, we went on a 3 mile bike ride. I was in a tank top for most of it and I didn’t even darken. No sunscreen either.

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  4. johnny

    Jimmy looks very agile for a man of his size.

    I’d love to see him pulling on a sweep with one of his detractors playing corner trying to stop the play.

    He’s surprisingly agile for a big man and has impressive endurance. We played 195 holes in four days, most of them in 95+ heat. That’s a lot of walking up and down our sloping pastures, not to mention winding up and throwing discs at full force once or twice per hole depending on the length.

    He straightened out his drives on Thursday and was throwing bullets off the tee for the last few rounds. He would have won our first round this morning if he hadn’t tried a risky long shot between the trees and hit one of them, which resulted in him taking a double-bogey on the final hole. I still only beat him by one shot. We tied on the second (and final) morning round before he left — even par for both of us. Considering that I started playing five months ago and he’s been playing for four days, I was impressed.

    He vowed to return this autumn and smoke me, and I think he may do it.

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  5. Jana

    I noticed I don’t burn anymore either. I’ve been on my current diet for almost a year. I do still have a lot of carbs, but I discovered I have a gluten intolerance, as does my son, so we eat no wheat, etc. last year was the first year I ever got a driver’s tan. This year, we went on a 3 mile bike ride. I was in a tank top for most of it and I didn’t even darken. No sunscreen either.

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  6. johnny

    Jimmy looks very agile for a man of his size.

    I’d love to see him pulling on a sweep with one of his detractors playing corner trying to stop the play.

    He’s surprisingly agile for a big man and has impressive endurance. We played 195 holes in four days, most of them in 95+ heat. That’s a lot of walking up and down our sloping pastures, not to mention winding up and throwing discs at full force once or twice per hole depending on the length.

    He straightened out his drives on Thursday and was throwing bullets off the tee for the last few rounds. He would have won our first round this morning if he hadn’t tried a risky long shot between the trees and hit one of them, which resulted in him taking a double-bogey on the final hole. I still only beat him by one shot. We tied on the second (and final) morning round before he left — even par for both of us. Considering that I started playing five months ago and he’s been playing for four days, I was impressed.

    He vowed to return this autumn and smoke me, and I think he may do it.

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  7. Jean

    Looks like you were all having fun!

    If summer ever arrives in the UK (flood warnings everywhere at the moment!) I’ll test out your theory on sunburn!

    I’d happily donate some of our summer to your cause. We’re over-supplied at the moment.

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  8. Jean

    Looks like you were all having fun!

    If summer ever arrives in the UK (flood warnings everywhere at the moment!) I’ll test out your theory on sunburn!

    I’d happily donate some of our summer to your cause. We’re over-supplied at the moment.

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  9. Marilyn

    So, from here on, all he has to say to his detractors is “. . .meet me at Tom Naughton’s place next summer, and we’ll sort this thing out. . .”

    True, but I don’t want the goofballs who attack him on my land. There could be a hunting accident.

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  10. Firebird7478

    “He vowed to return this autumn and smoke me, and I think he may do it.”

    Ah, smoked ham. 😉

    Indeed.

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  11. Laura

    I’m glad to see you are all having fun, even in the miserable heat. I think Jimmy is an inspiration and I’m interested to find out what he’s been doing.

    I have noticed that I don’t burn as easily either – or at least not as much. I always have gone from white to red back to white, with no browning at all. I would start to redden within 10 minutes of being outside too. Now, it’s not as bad. The one thing I really noticed though, was that I don’t get bitten up by the bugs like I used to. I was like a mosqito smorgasbord and since I switched to LCHF, they don’t even bother with me. That’s a great thing for me because Deet makes me sick to just smell it, so I usually just suffer with being bitten.

    Thanks for sharing your fun with all of us!

    Now that you mention it, I don’t seem to be quite the mosquito smorgasbord I was before. Unfortunately, the chiggers don’t seem to care about my diet one way or another.

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  12. Marilyn

    So, from here on, all he has to say to his detractors is “. . .meet me at Tom Naughton’s place next summer, and we’ll sort this thing out. . .”

    True, but I don’t want the goofballs who attack him on my land. There could be a hunting accident.

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  13. Firebird7478

    “He vowed to return this autumn and smoke me, and I think he may do it.”

    Ah, smoked ham. 😉

    Indeed.

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  14. Laura

    I’m glad to see you are all having fun, even in the miserable heat. I think Jimmy is an inspiration and I’m interested to find out what he’s been doing.

    I have noticed that I don’t burn as easily either – or at least not as much. I always have gone from white to red back to white, with no browning at all. I would start to redden within 10 minutes of being outside too. Now, it’s not as bad. The one thing I really noticed though, was that I don’t get bitten up by the bugs like I used to. I was like a mosqito smorgasbord and since I switched to LCHF, they don’t even bother with me. That’s a great thing for me because Deet makes me sick to just smell it, so I usually just suffer with being bitten.

    Thanks for sharing your fun with all of us!

    Now that you mention it, I don’t seem to be quite the mosquito smorgasbord I was before. Unfortunately, the chiggers don’t seem to care about my diet one way or another.

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  15. LaurieLM

    Thinking like a fat head. I noticed the thing about the sun sensitivity. I am so pale I used to say I could get sunburned in a full moon (which it was on the 3rd), but not so much any more, with saturated animal fat, cholesterol and animal protein (sulfate source with the help of the sun) as my diet now.
    You’re a comedian Tom. I have a comedian vegetarian friend who did a little stand-up this week. He said people tell him Hitler was a vegetarian. And his response is, oh really- you want to go that route, well what about Jeffrey Dahmer? This got lots of laughs, but my Fat Head went right into gear on a response. This reminded me of Taubes pointing out the confusion of cause and effect. He said people don’t get fat because they overeat, they’re overeating because they are getting fat.
    Dahmer isn’t a carnivore as demonstrated by his cannibalism. He is a cannibal because he’s a carnivore…..and he most likely didn’t get animal fat, cholesterol and protein in the politically correct way, by eating cows and pigs- so he went after a really high quality source of meat and fat from human animals— not PC though. He probably also ate brain-degrading-and-fat-head- supplies-replacing grains, which further interrupted his people skills (I say this with near certainty because virtually everyone on the planet eats grains- except me and many of you lovelies on this blog) and I suspect he didn’t get a lot of sun. If you eat any grains at all, you are by my definition, semi-vegetarian.
    Sadly, Hitler was exponentially worse than Dahmer and did much more damage. Hitler wasn’t evil because he was a vegetarian, he was a vegetarian because he was evil. Apologies to my vegetarian friends.

    I’m not touching that one.

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  16. Jonathan

    So, we don’t want to tell Jimmy about the glow-in-the-dark fresbies, right?

    Let’s not. Christine would find him outside at 2 a.m., practicing his short game.

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  17. LaurieLM

    Thinking like a fat head. I noticed the thing about the sun sensitivity. I am so pale I used to say I could get sunburned in a full moon (which it was on the 3rd), but not so much any more, with saturated animal fat, cholesterol and animal protein (sulfate source with the help of the sun) as my diet now.
    You’re a comedian Tom. I have a comedian vegetarian friend who did a little stand-up this week. He said people tell him Hitler was a vegetarian. And his response is, oh really- you want to go that route, well what about Jeffrey Dahmer? This got lots of laughs, but my Fat Head went right into gear on a response. This reminded me of Taubes pointing out the confusion of cause and effect. He said people don’t get fat because they overeat, they’re overeating because they are getting fat.
    Dahmer isn’t a carnivore as demonstrated by his cannibalism. He is a cannibal because he’s a carnivore…..and he most likely didn’t get animal fat, cholesterol and protein in the politically correct way, by eating cows and pigs- so he went after a really high quality source of meat and fat from human animals— not PC though. He probably also ate brain-degrading-and-fat-head- supplies-replacing grains, which further interrupted his people skills (I say this with near certainty because virtually everyone on the planet eats grains- except me and many of you lovelies on this blog) and I suspect he didn’t get a lot of sun. If you eat any grains at all, you are by my definition, semi-vegetarian.
    Sadly, Hitler was exponentially worse than Dahmer and did much more damage. Hitler wasn’t evil because he was a vegetarian, he was a vegetarian because he was evil. Apologies to my vegetarian friends.

    I’m not touching that one.

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  18. Jonathan

    So, we don’t want to tell Jimmy about the glow-in-the-dark fresbies, right?

    Let’s not. Christine would find him outside at 2 a.m., practicing his short game.

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  19. Sally Myles

    I used to be uber-pale. Think The-sparkly-vampire-in-Twilight pale. (I’ve not watched the films, just heard of them. I have a functioning brain) and in fact once after a minor surgical procedure the nurse would not let me leave as I looked so deathly.

    Then I started taking high doses of Vitamin D. Even in the summer. 5,000iu in the summer, and 10,000iu in the winter. Last year I found my face got so tan after walking around in the sun for a couple of hours (in the North of the UK no less) that I looked like I’d been away. And after a fortnight in Italy, I looked AWESOME. This year we’ve had no sun so far so I can’t test the theory. I am sure it’s the Vit D and the healthy sat fat…. my son goes very tan too, even when wearing factor 50 sun cream. Last year in Italy he looked like he’d been out in the sun all summer long, but never even pinked up, let alone burned. He takes a lower dose vit D supplement than me, and I let him have a little suntime without sunblock every time he goes out. He’s never burned, not once. Not even in the danger times of 11-2pm.

    It’s nice to work or play outdoors and not fear the sun. Whatever the reason — vitamin D, better fats in the diet — I’m grateful for the effect.

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  20. Firebird7478

    For whatever reason, I have become less tolerant of the sun over the years. I just feel the need to stay out of it, which is a shame because I live 50 miles from the beaches around Atlantic City.

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  21. Sally Myles

    I used to be uber-pale. Think The-sparkly-vampire-in-Twilight pale. (I’ve not watched the films, just heard of them. I have a functioning brain) and in fact once after a minor surgical procedure the nurse would not let me leave as I looked so deathly.

    Then I started taking high doses of Vitamin D. Even in the summer. 5,000iu in the summer, and 10,000iu in the winter. Last year I found my face got so tan after walking around in the sun for a couple of hours (in the North of the UK no less) that I looked like I’d been away. And after a fortnight in Italy, I looked AWESOME. This year we’ve had no sun so far so I can’t test the theory. I am sure it’s the Vit D and the healthy sat fat…. my son goes very tan too, even when wearing factor 50 sun cream. Last year in Italy he looked like he’d been out in the sun all summer long, but never even pinked up, let alone burned. He takes a lower dose vit D supplement than me, and I let him have a little suntime without sunblock every time he goes out. He’s never burned, not once. Not even in the danger times of 11-2pm.

    It’s nice to work or play outdoors and not fear the sun. Whatever the reason — vitamin D, better fats in the diet — I’m grateful for the effect.

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  22. Firebird7478

    For whatever reason, I have become less tolerant of the sun over the years. I just feel the need to stay out of it, which is a shame because I live 50 miles from the beaches around Atlantic City.

    Reply

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