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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Yard Work 4

OK, now it is time to tackle the brambles in the far back yard!  I've tried to do it the easy ways (hedge trimmer, weed-whacker, pruners).  Of course those didn't work.  Well, if they HAD worked, I would be done with the problem and not writing this post.

Time to actually use the gas-powered metal-bladed death-whacker.  I've been afraid of the damn thing.  The instructions are full of warnings of how you can lose a foot if the blades bounce off something.  Well, chain saws are dangerous too, and I've used those.  Careful use is the key.

And there is a reason the spinning metal blades are 4' away down a handle.  If you keep it 4' away, there is no danger.

The brambles have GOT to go.  The spinning metal blades are the right way to do it.

Wish me safety...

And, by the way, what DO I DO with 4" of shredded bramble thorns underfoot (or in the case of the cats, underpaw)?   I guess I will have to get the shredder repaired and working...

1 comment:

Megan said...

Ooooh - be careful!

Megan
Sydney, Australia