Saturday, November 5, 2011

Blow This!

I've held my cyber tongue for long enough.
Time to tackle the big issue that we've all been sweeping under the carpet, or lawn - so to speak.

What the heck is with blower vacs?
Or moreso the operators of blower vacs?

The concept of sucking up debris, waste and clippings in the garden - I get that.
I'm pretty sure that equates to outdoor vacuuming.
The concept of blowing your debris, waste and clippings onto someone else's property - what the?
I'm pretty sure that equates to downright rude.

Where do these people think their crap is going?
Correct me if I'm wrong.
It is not going to be miraculously re-absorbed into the atmosphere, is it?

To me, the notion of mowing the lawn, trimming the edges, pruning etc. and then simply blowing the remnants of that down the blinkin' street or over your garden and into someone else's is ridiculous.

It's like me sweeping my floors, gathering it up, walking next door and tipping the dirt onto my neighbour's kitchen floor.
(And we all know how much I genuinely love my neighbours, so that's not going to happen.)

Do you blow your crap off into the big, wide world?

Shar :-)

The disclaimer :
We own a blower vac thingamajiggy. Or Hubby does, anyway. I refuse to have anything to do with it.
Hubby does NOT use said blower vac to spray our garden into tomorrow (or next door). 


Farmers Wifey said...

You always tackle the subjects full of are very brave.

I don't understand it either, for me it's on par with people who hose their cement driveways...

Please explain ?

Miss Mandy said...

Oh I hear you. It's a bit of a peav.

Posie Patchwork said...

I use a broom, even better, a big fancy bash broom that i love (they're like $60) & triple better, i make the children do it sometimes. The rest, i let nature blow it all naturally away. I do not understand any other method of de-leafing your driveway or garden, it's all free compost & mulch!! Love Posie

Peggy said...

OMG Shar, I have this thought VERY FREQUENTLY! I see peeps blowing their rubbish over the kerb and onto the road and I wonder, do they realise what they are doing!?! I am glad I am not the only one... ;)

Mama of 2 boys said...

Yep, I agree completely with your anti leaf blower sentiment. They are ridiculous to my way of thinking. Noisy, pointless tools... and no, we don't own one... but have tonnes of leaves in our yard which we constantly rake and place in the green bin :o) xo

Tamsyn said...

I've always puzzled over this too. Glad I'm not the only one ;)

Jane said...

I am with you 100%, Shar. That used to drive me mad when we lived in our Sydney apartment in a street full of apartment blocks. That meant every day of the week, I had to endure that hideous noise, all whilst the pixies were trying to sleep, of course. I don't think I've heard one since we moved back to Hobart, come to think of it! J x

ks said...

100% with you on this one. I just do not get it... It's laziness and rudeness rolled into one.