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RE: 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


-----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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