May 18, 2013
I am scything away at the Orchard, readying it for special guests. We will soon host three landscape architects, all of whom want the chance to design our space.
Why use a scythe? There are several advantages:
You relate intimately with the earth
It’s meditative and peaceful
Scythe maintenance is easy
Noise is merely a swoosh
It’s rhythmic, moderate, and easy on the body
You hear the birds, and bees are willing to come close
Yesterday, as I was mowing, I discovered yet another advantage: a neighbor was willing to approach.
I met a woman and her two little dogs. She asked if she could sit in the corner and read. I replied. “Sure, please do! We are very interested in how neighbors want to use this space.”
Rhonda recently moved to our neighborhood. She has been a P-Patcher and is interested in our project. She will watch for dates of three public meetings this summer.
Perhaps I will stack some of the tall grass in the corner, to provide a cozy seat.