city slick adapting to rural lifestyle

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8 years 7 months ago #36309 by yzlian
hi there, am new to this forum, and new to the rural lifestyle up here in kerikeri, facing a steep learning curve. the newest thing i learned: one can't cut grass taller than maybe 3 or 4 inches, with a hand mower. that elementary. but it's fun learning every day! [:I]

my wife and i do like being outdoor. in fact, we have been quite active, even while we were urbanites. we jog, hike, bike, sail and paddle. now that i am essentially retired, my wife and i can devote more time to those activities, plus taking up gardening.

hope to learn more from all of you!

joseph

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8 years 7 months ago #473953 by Ruth
Hi Joseph,

Have you dealt with Kikuyu grass much before? That'll be it's own special learning experience. [;)]

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8 years 7 months ago #473957 by igor
Trade in the push mower for a scythe mate. It's easier but not much good for your back if the scythe is made for a very short person like mine is.

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8 years 7 months ago #473964 by wandering free
I'm wondering about getting a sickle mower something like the Solo brand just for the long grass, then no need to mow very often, if I was younger I would go with igor's idea.

Just me and the cat now, on 2 acres of fruit and veg + hazel nuts, macadamia, chestnuts and walnuts,
www.youtube.com/user/bandjsellars?feature=mhee

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8 years 7 months ago #473971 by zellakanzx
if it's only 3", why do you want to cut it??


cheers
rob

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