Anyway, I was thinking of using them to build a retaining wall. I thought I might put inserts in the tyres and grow things in them. I don’t like the idea of food plant roots touching the tyre.
Not sure where I was going with this thought. Anyway I learned how to use a scythe and a syckle I bought a while back today. Made a neat job of the back garden where it got overgrown. It was lovely to do something I watched my grandfather do. I also bought an old whetstone on a handle mechanism a few months ago. Once I gave the gears a scrub with a wire brush and oiled them, and bricked it up as it’s missing a leg it works fine. Nice sharp tools. Makes life much easier. My say kle has a little bent up point which is both useful for not getting stuck in anything, and hooks the weeds out very nicely.
I will get a leg off that is still good and use it as a template. I have some tools for that, I just need a good bit of wood.
My Husband said I had done a good job. I am going to get up early and finish the rest off while it’s cool tomorrow. I am now looking for weed patches with delight. It’s so much kinder to the ground and the insects than a strummer. Also all the weeds come out in sort of rolls which makes it easy to pick them up. A strimmer flings them around all over the place and scatters seeds everywhere.
I think I am definately going to tone up some laterals with the scthing, not quite got the hang of it yet but it’s very satisfying in a quietly methodical sort of way. If I had animals I would dry off all the grass and keep it for food. Not sure if it will have to be bagged up, I would have to go some to make a good compost heap this week.