What a Lazy Gardener Would Do

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Does this look like what a lazy gardener would do?

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"Lazy beds at the Deserted Village, Slievemore
The Deserted Village is located on the southern slopes of Slievemore,straddling the 200 foot contour and stretching from west to east for about 1.5km. The village comprises 3 settlements, linked by an ancient pathway.

The village dates from c1750 and was deserted in 1850s." (LINK)

;) Steve
 

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Steve, Don't show this photo to Bay ! You see, she has this shiny Orange Tractor and she is just itching to try a new project for her new Texas spread with her toy to engage in. :th
 

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good way to collect rain water... and during the wintertime you have luge run right outside the house....
 

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Looks like lazy, waving rows now. Perhaps that's were the lazy garden comes from. At one time, there was a lot of hard work done. Probably a matter of survival at the time.
 

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maybe the trenches were dug to collect the rock to build the house? and they were smarter than we give them credit for.
think about rain washes away the soil it makes it a lot easier to dig them up....
 

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I don't know about the slope. This is really far north in Ireland. Maybe aligning with the Sun was thought to be more important than runoff.

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This looks like a lot of work for these young men in the lazy beds!

@baymule might be able to use something like this.
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It's a "lister plow." Notice the double moldboards and how the soil would be turned.

Funny little senior moment here. I can remember the lister name, and you should know that they can be pulled by small tractors, but I can't remember the name of the plow that would be used on a modern farm ... o_O.

Steve
 
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