July 19th, 2008

Knitting needles

Mow, mow, mow your lawn....

I bought one of those non-powered old style reel mowers.

One reason is that I'm allergic to the oily fumes of a two cycle engine, and hate mowing with a charcoal filter mask.

Another reason is I get tired pulling the chord around with my electric mower.

Third reason is that I thought it might be good exercise.

Using it, I can tell that I sit on my butt too much, but it is good exercise.  I still can't mow much more than a 4th of the front lawn at a time.  And you can't let the grass get too high between mowings, cause it is just hard to push through.  But I like how it sounds, just the whirr of the rotor, no loud motors.  And it does work just fine.

I might kid myself about doing it cause it's a green thing to do.  But I'm really doing it cause it solves a problem.

But boy, I hate to mow.  Almost as much as I hate washing dishes.  But not quite.
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