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Mowing limits

backyard mowing

The bad thing about procrastinating on mowing is once the "lawn" gets so high I can't run the
mulch machine with the bag due to it bogging down.

It's much more powerful once you take the bag attachment off, but still has its limits.



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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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Sounds like you need a scythe. Maybe you can talk some company into letting you review one. ;-)
Comment by Everett Tue Aug 17 11:09:43 2010
Great idea! I've always been very intrigued by scythes, and I even have one. But it's too tall for me (I'm pretty sure), and I don't really know how to use it. What I need to do is get someone to show me how to use it, and how to get one that fits!
Comment by anna Tue Aug 17 12:29:26 2010
Scythes are pretty much one size fits all. They are imminently adjustable.
Comment by Errol Tue Aug 17 12:53:48 2010
The scythe you got me wasn't adjustable down the height I'd need. I suspect that scythes are one size fits all if you're in the average range for men, but not for women.
Comment by anna Tue Aug 17 13:58:29 2010





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