Opposing Thumbs, Tools and the 21st Century

Hi readers.  You 21st Century people probably see this sort of thing every day, take it for granted.

If a person has a piece of land with too many trees on it the 21st Century’s figured out a way to get them off in a hurry.

All that old fashioned 20th Century stuff with chainsaws, backhoes, bulldozers and such seemed futuristic when compared to a double-blade axe and a span of oxen.  But opposing thumbs don’t sit still for inefficiency.

Enter:  The Tree Terminator.

He’ll run spang out of trees before he runs out of machine, I’m thinking.  But he’s got a rock rake he can put on it to pile up all the rocks exposed by the overgrazing cows, cutting out trees and general devilments of geology.  And once that’s done there’s probably an attachment to castrate goats and another to balance the check book.

The 21st Century don’t need no stinking badges.

Old Jules

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8 responses to “Opposing Thumbs, Tools and the 21st Century

  1. Toys! Let’s play.

  2. Is that one of your new neighbor’s toys? Nice piece of machinery.

  3. I’ve never seen a machine like that. I always wonder where commercial equipment gets recycled once it is can’t be repaired.

  4. Yes, “and the leaves that green turn to brown”…

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