atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#551: The lawn mower is still The Awesome

It's been--I don't even know how long it's been since the "east 40" got cut. The grass was 8" deep in spots, so it must've been weeks. Anyway the weather today is in the mid-70s and there's a nice breeze, and it's not humid, so I dug out the mower and set out to get the "east 40" cut, so the Village of Crete wouldn't come after us. The Code Enforcement office will cite you for having grass that's too long even if none of your neighbors care, so we've been worrying about it--but between one thing and another we've been putting it off, and putting it off.


The mower came out of the box in "mulch" mode, but converting to "side discharge" takes seconds: lift a spring-loaded door, insert chute, release door. I cut a single 20' strip of grass and decided no, I was not doing to do this in "mulch" mode, as it would take entirely too frickin' long. Even The Awesome has its limits, after all. So I shut the mower off, got the discharge chute from the garage, and put it in.

...and then I proceeded to cut the extremely long grass at about the same speed I would normally cut the grass, without having to slow down much at all.


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