katriona_s (katriona_s) wrote,
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katriona_s

garden shears

Today it's cool and cloudy, sometimes a slight rain. In the afternoon I went out to the garden. Maybe I'd weed the garden?
I found the lawn need to be mowed but unfortunately we have run out of some essential refill for our small mower now. So I decided to try the garden shears.
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 The traditional Japanese garden shears are, like other traditional tools, quite useful implement ... if we know how to use it.
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(It's big ... the handles are about 50cm long)

I've never handled them well but wanted to learn. It's not easy to use them for a beginner, especially using them to cut soft grasses. But after 1 hours of trying I thought I've learned how to handle them ... not enough at all but at least some :)

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(Quite imperfect result but I was rather satisfied XD )
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