As I have no lawn on my property, I decided to give my petrol lawn mower that rarely got used, to my daughter Amy as a gift. She was after one for her new place in Ballarat, so I thought it best not to increase the fossil fuel burning mower population of the world by one more.
Now, I still have a nature strip that must be mowed as per local laws, and I wanted to be a green as I possibly could, so I went old school. I hunted in the second hand shops for a serviceable hand mower but to no avail.
So, off to the hardware store to see what I could find. I picked one up for just under $150 which I thought was a bargain. It weighs only 8kg and is light as a feather to push. It has a great motion and I was surprised about how well it actually cut the grass. I bought a catcher to go with it, but should not have bothered. The grass clippings will help the lawn to thicken and retain moisture. But the most fantastic thing is that I am so excited about is that I never need fuel again! Slowly but surely, I am kicking the carbon habit. Less emissions can only mean happy smiles from Gaia.
Anyway, Ben took heaps of great photos, so I have strung them together in this short video. Watch the Green Lawnmower Man in action, with his faithful sidekick Ben the Assistant!