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September 13, 2020

First-World Problems...Part [I Have Lost Count]

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How they work for as long as they do is actually pretty impressive. They are at ground level, exposed to the elements and extreme changes in temperature, so I guess I shouldn't be too exercised by this common problem.

My assumption is that the cylinder is eroded by dirt and the shaft, and eventually both build up enough friction that it doesn't always return to ground level. The fix is temporary but easy...a squirt of silicone lubricant and it works fine for months.

Part of my property is a thin layer of topsoil over red rock, so I am in a never-ending battle with erosion. That requires adding topsoil and reseeding every few years on the thinnest portions, and if I don't water for a few minutes every day, it will be wasted as the seeds blow away or simply don't grow.

Yes, it is a titanic struggle with nature; on par with having to hunt for my food every day and fending off larger predators who are hell bent on eating me and my family.


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