For quite a while now, I’ve wanted a manual lawn mower. The kind that just has a bunch of blades on a barrel that turns as you push it – no noise, no emissions, no gas used. We’ve been using a gas powered mower ever since we got our house. We cut way back on the size of our lawn last year when we xeriscaped most of our front yard, but we still have grass in the back yard and around the sides.
Yesterday, my husband noticed that a house around the corner from us was being emptied out. Most of the stuff was going in a huge dumpster, but some things were being set out by the curb, obviously the ones that were considered nice enough that someone might want them. And there was a manual lawn mower in the pile. It needs a little work – it hasn’t been used in a while and the blades are pretty dull, but he’ll have that fixed up in no time. We’re both very excited to use it this summer, and you can’t beat free dumpster diving when it comes to getting used stuff.