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4 thoughts on “If You Mow Your Lawn”

  1. Anonymous says:

    However, we can walk through our lawns without picking up ticks :p (coming from a grown boy who, because of this picture, is now missing his childhood home in the boondocks. Thank you).

    1. Rowan says:

      For myself, I’ll keep the ticks, and the boondocks. Maybe it’s time for you to move back out.

  2. Tom says:

    Talk by Derrick Jensen “promo-ing” his book Endgame (1hr 21 min)
    well worth the time

  3. Bill says:

    I’m a huge fan of grass.

    With 20 acres of horse pasture to maintain, I waste no time or effort on our lawn…so it ends up looking pretty much as pictured above. My pastures, however, are a glory, looking like a golf course. This is not a matter of sinful pride, but rather good agricultural practice. The nutritional value of grass begins to drop precipitously as it begins to set seed, and regular mowing prevents that, keeping our horses fat and happy. Also, horses eat grass but avoid broadleaf weeds, so one mows regularly to keep the nutritionally worthless weeds at bay.

    All our horse poop gets composted into black gold, then spread on the pastures, keeping them growing like topsy.

    It has been claimed that five acres of well-maintained productive pasture sequesters as much CO2 into the soil in a year as is released by burning 1,000 gallons of gasoline.

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