We got a weed whacker (aka string trimmer) a little while ago, but yesterday was the first day we really put it to work. It's a nice one, a Shindawa T242. It's the light end of the professional models - it's gas powered, and someday we can buy attachments for it like a hedge trimmer or an edger. Cary does several hours a day of weed whacking professionally at the cemetery, so he'd have been really frustrated with a low powered home-owner model. With the amount of grass we have out here, it was definitely worth getting the best trimmer we could afford - and it really does a great job. We cleared along both sides of the fence in front of the house, and then planted blackberries, loganberries, marionberries & tayberries (more on that in my next post).
Here's what the grass looked like before we got started:
Cary actually did most of the cutting, but I took a turn at the start:
Bwa-ha-ha! I am the all-powerful Destoyer of Grass. It can't run or hide.
Here's the whole fence, about 250' long, cleared on both sides:
Looks pretty nice, doesn't it? Lots more to do, of course. I'll be back in a while with part II - the Planting. Right now, it's a beautiful morning and I've finished my breakfast, so it's time to go back outside and do some more work!