The Walden Effect: Farming, simple living, permaculture, and invention.

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.

Anna Hess's books
Want more in-depth information? Browse through our books.

Or explore more posts by date or by subject.

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.

Want to be notified when new comments are posted on this page? Click on the RSS button after you add a comment to subscribe to the comment feed, or simply check the box beside "email replies to me" while writing your comment.

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

profile counter myspace

Powered by Branchable Wiki Hosting.

Required disclosures:

As an Amazon Associate, I earn a few pennies every time you buy something using one of my affiliate links. Don't worry, though --- I only recommend products I thoroughly stand behind!

Also, this site has Google ads on it. Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user's prior visits to a website. Google's use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to users based on their visit to various sites. You can opt out of personalized advertising by visiting this site.