Is this what “touching grass” means?

I touched some very muddy grass this morning, if by grass I mean tightly-packed brush and branches.


A biggish culvert got plugged and needed to be cleared before the next flood tears it right out of the road. And the POA still hasn’t gotten its act together since last year’s serial fiascos, so they don’t have anybody on call.

So they called me. And by “they” I mean the POA prez in one of those “two jeeps stopped in the middle of the road” conversations this morning.


Turned out to be simple. That low-power, low-speed B&D cordless chainsaw has proven astonishingly useful.


Not the easiest or cleanest $30 I’ve made this year but certainly the quickest. Reminds me why I hate mud, though…

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3 Responses to Is this what “touching grass” means?

  1. Eric says:

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t this the same bunch of folks that hired you to cut back the brush on the side of the roads then shit canned you for no real reason?

  2. Ben says:

    “Touching grass”. My new phrase for the day.

  3. Joel says:

    …isn’t this the same bunch of folks that hired you to cut back the brush on the side of the roads then shit canned you for no real reason?

    Yup. More specifically the old order hired me and the new order fired me. Thought did cross my mind.

    But that culvert really was going to blow out if we got another flood. I’d have probably done the work for free just to save the only road out. Doing it for money is better, of course.

To the stake with the heretic!