To know fully even one field or one land is a lifetime’s experience. In the world of poetic experience it is depth that counts, not width. A gap in a hedge, a smooth rock surfacing a narrow lane, a view of a woody meadow, the stream at the junction of four small fields – these are as much as a man can fully experience. Patrick Kavanagh
When wood dries out, it shrinks and as the steel rims and wooden spokes become loose, they lose their integrity. Soak your wheels in the water regularly and you maintain integrity.