The traditional outdoor activity: Working the land
You aint't see bush yet! That's what I have heared many times from my local companions on our way to a piece of agricultural land in the parish of St. Patrick's on the north side of Grenada.
The mission was to clean up a typical piece of land with cocoa and nutmeg trees, cinnamon and mango, golden apple and sour sop and many more fruits.
|The author's first attemts with the cutlass|
Let m tell you, the right technique is really not easy. To cut the bush right above the surface and do it in an efficient manner.
You need to seperate a small area with a good vertical swing and then use a wooden stick to pull the bush towards you and then hit the plants right above the ground. My first attempts looked like I was playing golf. I learned that big swings with the cutlass are more for pirate movies, you will not be very effective like this.
The nice ascpect about this task ist that you can really see and enjoy the difference you work has made. An additional reward is the beautiful Mt. Rodney beach next to Sauteurs. Have a look at the map.
A short video about our experience with the cutlass
|The perfect after-work refreshment|