Friday, July 20, 2012

Dangerous tillers?

I was going to start up the tiller and have Cliff take a video of me using it so you could see how safe it is, but I didn't want to get all that dust on me again.  Besides, it's hot out there.  
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?  

5 comments:

Hyperblogal said...

Love the outfit!

TARYTERRE said...

Thanks for clarifying that. The first thing I thought when I saw you holding that tiller, walking with BARE feet, was scream, "OMG she's going to get hurt." I feel 100% better after hearing you explain it. LOVE the dress by the way. Pretty colors. Take care.

Donna said...

Still on antibiotics for my burn. Can't have sun exposure.

Bookncoffee said...

I'd be more concerned I'd step on a rock or a bug. But yeah it does look like it would be dangerous. I noticed you had a long sleeve shirt over your sundress in this hot weather! I hope you are healing ok!

darev2005 said...

Maybe I was confusing you with me. I'm such a clummox if I operate any sort of power tool I should wear boots and jeans and gloves and safety goggles and a hard hat.

And I'm not a big fan of cat poop on my feet, either. (grin)