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[#] Sun Jun 02 2024 21:37:03 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Get a scythe and a sharpening stone. It works great for trimming lawn

down in complicate areas. I have one to keep the grass controlled in

Here we call that a "string trimmer" and we put good old fashioned explodey juice into it.

Scythes are cool but they're generally only used by people cosplaying homesteaders on y00t00b.

[#] Mon Jun 03 2024 07:29:32 EDT from Nurb432

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I have seen people do it locally, when they let a field get too overgrown.  Not often, but it happens. 



[#] Tue Jun 04 2024 14:28:49 EDT from darknetuser

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Here we call that a "string trimmer" and we put good old fashioned

explodey juice into it.

I used to have one, but I didn't like it much. Maybe the vegetation here is specially sucky, but going through it with a string trimmer will have your string destroyed faster than the vegetation.

This reminds me of a time I was visiting some horses and passed by a neighbor who was trying to use one of those things. His string got tangled with a bush and made a mess out of itself. He asked me if I had a knife to help him cut the machine free. Next thing he said was "Holy fuck, how do you manage to conceal thaat scimitar under your shirt?!"

Trimmers with actual rotating blades, now, those are up to something. They also chew through your feet real good :P

I ultimately like the scythe better because the whole thing is much cheaper, I don't find it more tiresome, and the vegetation can be collected easier for the horses.

[#] Tue Jun 04 2024 14:35:04 EDT from Nurb432

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Ya, there is risks but its damned effective.

Used to be blades you could swap in on the string trimmers.  Donno if they got banned or not " might hurt yourself whaaaaa " 

Tue Jun 04 2024 14:28:49 EDT from darknetuser

Trimmers with actual rotating blades, now, those are up to something. They also chew through your feet real good :P


 



[#] Tue Jun 04 2024 14:53:52 EDT from darknetuser

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Used to be blades you could swap in on the string trimmers.  Donno
if they got banned or not " might hurt yourself whaaaaa " 

I am pretty sure you can find them around here quite easily, but they are so expensive they don't make much sense unless you do gardening professionaly. There is also the fact those things drink fuel like crazy.

[#] Mon Jun 10 2024 10:25:18 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Used to be blades you could swap in on the string trimmers. 

There still are. I own one that goes on my trimmer and I put it on when I need to cut through brush. It works great for that. I use the string head for the "normal homeowner activity" of cutting grass in edges and corners where the lawnmower doesn't fit.

Technically you're not supposed to put a blade on a curved shaft trimmer but it seems to work just fine. Someday it will break and I'll replace it with a straight shaft trimmer.

[#] Tue Jun 11 2024 11:51:07 EDT from darknetuser

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Speaking of which, my father had to phone some technician to repair a water leak in the fields' watering system (the mains are buried deep underground so the weight of twenty bucking horses on them won't trash them). The techniccian saw the greenhouse I built earlier this year and asked my father which agency had built it up. My father told me the guy was surprised I had set it up because it looked professionaly constructed :P

[#] Tue Jun 11 2024 11:55:13 EDT from Nurb432

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Side career...  "ya i can build you one, here is the fee"



[#] Tue Jun 11 2024 12:25:16 EDT from darknetuser

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2024-06-11 11:55 from Nurb432
Side career...  "ya i can build you one, here is the fee"


His firm also sets greenhouses.

Too bad I was not there, otherwise I could have added yet another job to my list of jobs. Somehow.

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