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Roadside mowing

It pleases me to see roadsides being mown this time of year.One reason is nostalgia for my teenage summer days driving a Farmall (or, one season, a John Deere with a hand clutch) and cutting hayfields and old pastures. 

Another reason is the mowing sometimes exposes stone walls and other roadside features that tell a story.

The best reason is, without the mowing, roadside vegetation quickly creeps close to the pavement or gravel.

Some complain that the mowing wastes money and gasoline and impedes Nature.

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