If it wavers the top falls off the melon. I am still moving the top half over a bit, but at least it stays almost intact.
P.S. I found that trimming the hedge out front with a sword while the neighboorhood kids are playing ball is a good way to earn a little respect. As in, no one will want to mess with you, especially if you're courteous to the worst of them, then they really fear you.

Why does "Oh, that's just Jim trimming his hedges with a sword....don't worry about him...",
not seem out of character? <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

I found an Echo gas powered hedge trimmer works really well on hedges. Can't seem to keep a melon together with it yet. Practice, practice. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />
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