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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-23-11 04:55 PM
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16. Reminds me of when I was in service at Udorn
the narrow patch of grass that ringed the barracks was done with a hedge shears by a local kid who squatted down and chopped away for an hour or so everyday...I'm not sure that the 'lawn' was ever in a completely finished except in the dry season when it was dormant.
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  -Lawn mowers taterguy  Jul-23-11 04:45 PM   #0 
  - I use safety scissors. I only have to mow once, but it takes six months to finish.  HopeHoops   Jul-23-11 04:47 PM   #1 
  - I'm glad you aren't one of those people that persecute plants. I can't stand them  freshwest   Jul-24-11 11:53 PM   #68 
  - I have a reel mower, an Easun. It is great, but I must confess  Lifelong Protester   Jul-23-11 04:48 PM   #2 
  - i have a reel too. if the grass is too tall, or too thin, it doesnt work.  dionysus   Jul-23-11 04:49 PM   #5 
  - We have a reel mower also, and when it 'gets away' we use a  angstlessk   Jul-23-11 04:50 PM   #6 
  - The drought has killed my grass. nt  DURHAM D   Jul-23-11 04:48 PM   #3 
  - Meh - folks are more worried about smokers in bars they aren't going to anyway  The Straight Story   Jul-23-11 04:48 PM   #4 
  - The tobacco avenger strikes!  Hassin Bin Sober   Jul-23-11 04:51 PM   # 
  - Sigh - never was, or has been about that  The Straight Story   Jul-23-11 05:16 PM   #25 
     - Oh bullshit.  Hassin Bin Sober   Jul-23-11 06:17 PM   #34 
  - I personally can't stand the exhaust smoke and fumes from  Lifelong Protester   Jul-23-11 04:54 PM   #14 
     - No worries - spoke to him for an hour today  The Straight Story   Jul-23-11 05:15 PM   #24 
  - Electric, but I'm not holier than thou  Adsos Letter   Jul-23-11 04:51 PM   #7 
  - Yes, I use an electric and I am also not holier-than-thou  Kolesar   Jul-23-11 05:07 PM   #20 
     - Me, too.  GoCubsGo   Jul-23-11 05:18 PM   #27 
  - I smoke all my grass.  Serve The Servants   Jul-23-11 04:51 PM   #8 
  - I agree with the zombie comment. Welcome to DU  freshwest   Jul-24-11 11:54 PM   #69 
  - Hm. They've found another use for your goats.  TheCowsCameHome   Jul-23-11 04:52 PM   #9 
  - Just thought you should know, a Goat will starve to death in a field of grass.  ThomWV   Jul-23-11 04:52 PM   #10 
  - I hire some other bastard to do it. NT  MADem   Jul-23-11 04:52 PM   #11 
  - No lawn, but if I had one I'd plant tomatoes.  GoneOffShore   Jul-23-11 04:53 PM   #12 
  - you know, we have 18 acres five of which we need to mow.  ejpoeta   Jul-23-11 04:54 PM   #13 
  - 18 acres of mowing. That is a wasteland.  Luminous Animal   Jul-23-11 04:57 PM   #17 
     - no what i said five acres needed no be mowed. most of it is trees and a pond.  ejpoeta   Jul-23-11 05:11 PM   #21 
        - Oops, sorry! Though 5 acres of lawn still seems too much. Several goats would  Luminous Animal   Jul-23-11 06:22 PM   #35 
  - Goats! Goats cut grass all over San Francisco! The suburbian's should by flocks of goats & move  Luminous Animal   Jul-23-11 04:54 PM   #15 
  - sheep would be better for a lawn  Kali   Jul-24-11 05:50 PM   #56 
  - Reminds me of when I was in service at Udorn  HereSince1628   Jul-23-11 04:55 PM   #16 
  - No grass, but...  Wait Wut   Jul-23-11 04:58 PM   #18 
  - Goats! I WISH! But, since I live in Cupcake land where law'n order is so  patrice   Jul-23-11 05:04 PM   #19 
  - Two yards, one 4 acres, the other two. I use a zero turn type mower, a small  Obamanaut   Jul-23-11 05:14 PM   #22 
  - Does a tractor count? I have way too many acres for a push mower. nt  Speck Tater   Jul-23-11 05:14 PM   #23 
  - ^this^  Tuesday Afternoon   Jul-24-11 03:59 PM   #49 
  - If I ever get a place where plants will grow, I'll make sure I never cut it. Like, in the woods.  freshwest   Jul-23-11 05:16 PM   #26 
  - gas, but  shanti   Jul-23-11 05:20 PM   #28 
  - Weed whacker  XemaSab   Jul-23-11 05:21 PM   #29 
  - We love our Earthwise electric mower.  a la izquierda   Jul-23-11 05:24 PM   #30 
  - I voted electric, not because I'm holier than thou, but because  Trailrider1951   Jul-23-11 05:28 PM   #31 
  - I have 1.25 acres.  trof   Jul-23-11 05:41 PM   #32 
  - Prius? Why do you hate unionized American labor?  taterguy   Jul-23-11 05:53 PM   #33 
  - Two gas mowers  TheCentepedeShoes   Jul-23-11 06:31 PM   #36 
  - Haven't mowed in over a month  susanr516   Jul-23-11 06:56 PM   #37 
  - Your initial statement is ridculous:  Sinistrous   Jul-23-11 10:55 PM   #38 
  - It's based on emissions, not petroleum consumption . . .  taterguy   Jul-24-11 04:36 AM   #40 
  - Link does not quantify any emissions.  Sinistrous   Jul-24-11 01:08 PM   #45 
  - Here's a source  taterguy   Jul-24-11 01:14 PM   #46 
  - No numbers on your link to back up your assertions.  hobbit709   Jul-24-11 05:06 PM   #52 
     - See post 46  taterguy   Jul-24-11 05:33 PM   #54 
        - I don't even trust myself.  hobbit709   Jul-24-11 05:40 PM   #55 
           - Data? We don't need no stinkin' data  taterguy   Jul-24-11 06:08 PM   #59 
  - The stat is true of old-style 2-stroke mowers, but not newer mowers.  Xithras   Jul-24-11 07:01 PM   #60 
  - We use a lawn service.  sakabatou   Jul-23-11 11:11 PM   #39 
  - I have an electric mower, but  NewJeffCT   Jul-24-11 05:31 AM   #41 
  - Black & Decker's new cordless models don't have to be drained  taterguy   Jul-24-11 05:35 AM   #42 
  - Mower?  PuffedMica   Jul-24-11 07:26 AM   #43 
  - Too big for a push mower  guitar man   Jul-24-11 09:36 AM   #44 
  - I Just Got a Fiskars Momentum Rell Mower - Its Freakin Awesome  we can do it   Jul-24-11 01:56 PM   #47 
  - looks promising  NewJeffCT   Jul-24-11 03:55 PM   #48 
  - Clippings Shoot Out Front- Mulches Just Fine  we can do it   Jul-24-11 09:06 PM   #61 
     - Not according to this review  NewJeffCT   Jul-25-11 11:07 AM   #70 
  - $250 for something with no engine? Who's gonna buy that?  taterguy   Jul-24-11 05:00 PM   #51 
     - Mine Was $199, Delivered To My Front Porch  we can do it   Jul-24-11 09:09 PM   #62 
  - Fall is my lawn mower. (nt)  Call Me Wesley   Jul-24-11 04:54 PM   #50 
  - I use electric only because my yard is small  Philippine expat   Jul-24-11 05:31 PM   #53 
  - Give up grass!  TygrBright   Jul-24-11 05:58 PM   #57 
  - I put a couple of horses in the yard when it gets too rank.  Kali   Jul-24-11 06:00 PM   #58 
  - getting some rein  Ptah   Jul-24-11 11:37 PM   #67 
  - Screw the lawn. Plant tomatoes. eom  FloridaJudy   Jul-24-11 09:14 PM   #63 
  - Electric with a biggish yard  AngryAmish   Jul-24-11 09:19 PM   #64 
  - Other, an unpowered, mechanical-only one  Rochester   Jul-24-11 10:55 PM   #65 
  - weed whacker  TorchTheWitch   Jul-24-11 11:32 PM   #66 

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