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Re: Another weekend report

HI Andrea-
I got mine at a "mower exchange" sponsored by the local electric 
company- but they sell them at Home Depot and everywhere.  They are more 
expensive than gas mowers (about $350 I think), but you never buy gas 
anymore and it is so nice to just push a button to start it and not to 
inhale gas fumes while mowing the lawn.  It is also way quieter than a 
gas mower.
 I don't know how long the charge lasts, because I've never used it up 
yet!  I think they recommend them for lawns 1/3 acre or less- but you 
should check they may have changed something since I got mine.  The 
mower stays plugged in when you aren't using it, so it is alway ready 
charged, whenever you are.


A A HODGES wrote:

>REALLY? Where did you get it? How long does the charge last? That sounds
>like something I need. 
>Andrea H
>EarthLink Revolves Around You.
>>[Original Message]
>>From: Theresa <tchessie@comcast.net>
>>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>>Date: 2/21/2005 12:43:36 AM
>>Subject: Re: [CHAT] Another weekend report
>>I don't know how big your yard is- but FWIW- I love the Black and Decker 
>>rechargable electric mower I have.  Never again do you have to deal with 
>>sparkplugs, filters, carburetors, gasoline, etc!!!  I've had mine for 
>>about 4 years now- no problems.
>>A A HODGES wrote:
>>>Well, speaking of growing, working, and cleaning, I spent the last three
>>>weeks since Damascena died cleaning up the yard. Although bare, it looks
>>>pretty good. After four years here, and no real yard cleaning to speak
>>>of, the place was pretty overgrown. I cut back my Viburnum 'odotisurum'
>>>(sp?) hedge today and burned the waste. The leaves are COVERED with
>>>scale and whitefly. Some of it had black sooty mold. I've gotten all of
>>>my newly purchased bulbs started in the greenhouse, cleaned up the back
>>>of the house, sharpened the blade on the lawnmower, changed its oil,
>>>gas, and sparkplug, cleaned the filter and carburetor. Son of B-----
>>>still won't run properly so tomorrow I'm going to Wal-Mart and buy me a
>>>new one. I cannot tolerate stuff that does not crank and run correctly.
>>>Makes me crazy.
>>>I've bought new pots and a wrought iron hanger for the porch, planted
>>>Gerber daisies and primrose in pots to brighten it. Um, started three 5
>>>flats of seeds, fertilized the grass with some Halts in it to stop the
>>>crab grass, sprayed Round-up on the winter annual weeds, thrown away
>>>about a hundred old, cracked plastic pots, scared several
>>>semi-hibernating tree frogs and lizards, pruned all the things that
>>>needed pruning, cut back the dead ornamental grasses, burned all the old
>>>stuff in the garden (I almost caught myself on fire a couple of times)
>>>and I still have to do the garden by the driveway. It's a mess. And I
>>>still need to clean out the pond. I'm tired, but it feels good.
>>>The Boxer adoption agency came to visit today. They brought an "adoptee"
>>>with them. His name is Austin but he looks like a Hooch to me. He gets
>>>to come and live with me next weekend, and the other fellow I planned on
>>>adopting is going to come too, so I suspect this spring I'll be saying
>>>"get out of that garden" quite a bit.
>>>I visited some friends tonight that have two Boxers and realize how much
>>>I am missing the leaning on you, licking your face, the silly looks,
>>>they are so funny.
>>>I can hardly wait until next weekend. I tried to get the volunteer to
>>>leave Austin with me, but I have to clear it with the adoption
>>>coordinator first. Grrrrr.... so hopefully, after an interminable (what
>>>seems to be anyway) amount of time, I'll have two new boys by next
>>>Daffodils are blooming, day lilies are coming up, tree buds are getting
>>>fat, and the rye grass is as green as it can be. I am so ready for
>>>Andrea H
>>>EarthLink Revolves Around You.
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