Hand powered brushcutter

I brought this wide, heavy “enxada” with me from Brazil quite a few years ago. I wondered what people did here in Denmark, where the hoes are small and flimsy. Turns out the electric or petrol-powered brushcutter does some of the work an enxada can do: clear up to thumb-thick growth. The enxada is hand powered in the true sense of the word, and at the moment it is clearing head-high blackberry brambles in the spot where there earlier was a vegetable garden, and soon will be again.                                   Don’t leave home without it!

Denne brede, tunge “enxada” har for en hel del år siden fulgt med mig fra Brasilien. Jeg undrede mig over hvad man gjorde i dette danske land hvor hakkerne er små og spinkle. Man bruger en el- eller benzindrevet buskrydder til noget af det en enxada kan: rydde opvækst i op til tommelfingertykkelse. Denne her er hånd- og rugbrødsdrevet, og i øjeblikket ved at rydde et menneskehøjt brombærkrat hvor der tidligere var køkkenhave og skal være det igen.

Don’t leave home without it!

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