How do you mow your lawn? Scythe, rotary reel, or powered?
As I write this, most of the windows are open (it cooled off dramatically) and I can hear Mark outside, mowing the grass.
It's a pleasant sound; the snick, snick, snick of our old-fashioned rotary reel mower.
All the power to run it comes from Mark, manhandling it around our small lawn.
Although we have a 1/4 acre property, the lawn area is much smaller. The house, driveway, sidewalks, toolshed, patios and sidewalks, raised vegetable beds, and Eastern Deciduous woodland wilderness areas eat up a lot of that 1/4 acre.
We used to have an electric mower, powered by plugging it into the house. They're nice but you do have to be careful not to run over the power cord. They can be spliced, but only so often before the risk of electric shock rises.
We had a gasoline mower. Loud, noisy, but very effective at mowing down anything and everything in its path. The joy of a gasoline powered mower is that you can let the grass go and still cut it down.
Then we switched to the old-style rotary reel. This used to be cutting edge lawn technology back ye olden days.
It works but only if the user faithfully mows the lawn every time it needs it, rather than waiting a few days. The longer the grass, the more it struggles.
It's clean, it's quiet, it doesn't make a mess, there's no nasty exhaust, but for larger lawns, I can see it would become a burden.
So what kind of lawn mower do you use?
Sheep, scythe, rotary reel, electric powered, gasoline powered, or ride on, they all work but each one doesn't work in every situation.
One thing about our rotary reel: it doesn't need expensive gasoline. Sharpening the blades, on the other hand, may be a challenge.