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Re: Reel Mowers

I got my Sears mulching mower back around '92 when mulching was "in".
Within a year or two, mulching mowers were back to being bag mowers because
people were too lazy to mow  as often as they should. The new ones still
mulched the grass, but sent it out a shute which could have a bag attached
or not.  My mulching mower sends the mulched grass DOWN, not out.  There is
no shute, no way to catch the grass clippings, so when I mow next to a bed,
no grass ever goes in the bed.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jesse Bell" <silverhawk@flash.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, July 18, 2004 11:21 AM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Reel Mowers

> Theresa...what brand of mower is it?  (the electric one?)
> My husband is just looking at me like he's married to a hippy. Well,
> DUH...he knew I was a "crunchy, groovy person" when he married me. I
> believe in recycling and conserving and disturbing nature as little as
> possible. I believe in the organic way of living. My husband, Mr.
> Republican/Conservative/Money Spender (LOL) believes that fast and easy
> is better. And if he misplaces something, he just goes and buys another.
> I think we have 20 hammers and screwdrivers because he ends up finding
> them all later. I keep all my stuff together in one place. We are so
> opposite....and when I mention the reel mower he keeps saying "you'll be
> sorry" but I just don't believe him. On our 25 acres we use two riding
> lawnmowers, a tractor and two push mowers. My husband and children seem
> to have a difficult time understanding this: "DO NOT MOW where the grass
> cuttings blow into my GARDENS...." Every single time I go out there and
> piles of cut grass are all over my beds. So I want to be able to
>  mow around those areas mySELF so this will stop happening.
> Tchessie <tchessie@comcast.net> wrote:
> Never used a reel, but I LOVE my battery-powered one! It is relatively
> quiet, light weight and NEVER needs maintenance. Just plug it in to
> recharge.
> Theresa
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
> Behalf Of Judy L Browning
> Sent: Friday, July 16, 2004 6:46 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Reel Mowers
> I think those look intriguing. I remember using my grandma's when I was
> little. Grandad kept it razor sharp & it was easy to push. Such a pleasant
> whirring sound, much nicer than the roar of a gas engine.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jesse Bell"
> To: "Gardenchat"
> Sent: Friday, July 16, 2004 2:36 PM
> Subject: [CHAT] Reel Mowers
> > Anybody on the list use an "updated" version of the reel mower? I want
> > one for my garden areas where the riding lawn mower won't reach and for
> > areas that I DON'T want my husband or kids to even get CLOSE to with a
> > mower. When I told my DH this...he said...those things are worthless, my
> > grandmother had one and I used to have to mow with it..and I hated
> > it....they are heavy and don't cut worth a darn". My reply, "so did my
> > grandmother, but now they are lighter weight and have self-sharpeners on
> > them". He is not convinced.
> >
> >
> > Anyone?
> >
> > Jess
> >
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