Not just. We have the same 'facility' over here in the UK, well, here in Birmingham....unless it's a US thing and I've unknowingly warped through to Alabama without knowing it...
My wife loves to cut the lawn. We have a garden tractor thingy that almost makes it a fun chore, if you're into that sort of thing.Smudger5150 wrote: ↑Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:17 pm....
Moral of the story is:- get your son/friend/colleague, heck, anyone else to mow your lawn!
Initially I thought, no, they'd be more likely prosaicly to stay at the edge eating local grass until it was gone then slowly move on, but then I thought, no, you're right, whether they'd stay at the edge or move away from it, only a stop-motion film would show. There could be a Turner prize in it for you Pat! The trickiest thing would be to get the number of tortoises exactly right, so that they'd eat every blade of grass just before hibernation time.
The brush hog is like a small helicopter blade.Pat Dodson wrote: ↑Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:01 amNever mind looking up "hockles", I made the mistake of looking up "brush hog."
Never heard a ShopVac. My own pet hate is the turbo hand-dryer that deafens you while threatening to tear the skin from your hands. Like a Harrier Jump Jet strapped to the wall. Terrifying and completely over the top.
AstroTurf might indeed solve things but I really like Andrew's suggested squad of tortoises. Do you think if I put a low boundary around the lawn that the dozen tortoises would change direction when they encountered it just as Cass describes with the cordless autonomous mower? Imagine that filmed and speeded up.
Wasn't familiar with the term "de-thatcher unit", which seems to be what I know as a scarifier. So I had visions of a woman on a tractor on a thatched roof ripping the roof off behind her. Maggie indeed.
Keep a look out for next year's Turner prize. Andrew and I might collaborate. I'm just wondering how far a turbo hand drier, triggered by a bumped boundary, could blow a tortoise in the opposite direction and how safely. Might be hard to get it by the ethics committee I guess.
I can see nitro burning, turbo-charged leaf blowers in the future.Pat Dodson wrote: ↑Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:05 pmKeep a look out for next year's Turner prize. Andrew and I might collaborate. I'm just wondering how far a turbo hand drier, triggered by a bumped boundary, could blow a tortoise in the opposite direction and how safely. Might be hard to get it by the ethics committee I guess.