Mowing

We don’t like to mow. Especially with gas. Why burn fuel just to cut down the weeds. Well, if you don’t cut them down, they will get a little out of hand. There is a 100 foot section in the front that faces the road that grown all kinds of weeds. Weeds I’ve never seen before.

I took the weeds down with the scythe and raked them into piles. It took two nights to get the job done. It’s hard to believe, but it took two hours to chop down 100 feet of weeds. Raking took another two hours. The weeds were wet and heavy. I sweated and my arms ached.

I couldn’t just leave the weeds in the front, but I didn’t think I had it in me to load them into the wheel barrow and take them to the back of the property.

It was a week before I was ready to move the weeds. It turns out that I procrastinate just long enough. The weeds dried over the course of the week and were very light and easy to move.

Now that I think about it, when people harvested grain with a scythe, they would cut crop down and bundle it up in the field, let it dry and collect it later.

I really feel like I get in touch with an earlier time when I use tools from the past.

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