Friday, July 20, 2012
Some of you expressed concerns that using a tiller barefoot is dangerous. Perhaps you are confusing it with a lawnmower, which should NOT be used by a person without shoes on. I confess that I have mowed the lawn barefoot in the past, but it's stupid and dangerous. Besides, it makes your feet green.
A tiller moves along very slowly, nothing like the speed of a lawn mower. It has no reverse, so there's no danger of backing up onto my feet. If I let go of the handle for any reason, it dies.
I don't think you could hurt your feet with a tiller if you TRIED, unless you stubbed your toe on it in passing. In order to have the thing run over my feet I'd have to somehow get in front of it without letting go of the handle.
Get the picture?