Wednesday, June 25, 2014
1950s Style Lawn Care
She does not have a name, but she should. Earlier this Spring, as we cleared out the possessions at my childhood home, I could have brought over a gas mower, hardly used by my parents, to cut our lawn. It was given to a friend as a gesture of thanks instead. Why pass up a free, modern machine? This trusty gal requires no gasoline, she is self-propelled. Maintenance consists of a blade sharpening every year or so, depending on how often we cut the grass. No oil, belts, bags -- just a blade, hopping toads, and energy from the ice cream I have enjoyed this summer. If you are seeking a frugal path in life, consider bringing a self-propelled mower into your yard. No trips to the gas station, no messy oil, a noise level that is not deafening, and a great way to burn off some calories. It's good for the earth, your wallet and your health.
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