Since attending the Garden Writers Association Symposium in late September, I've wanted to get a new Fiskars® Momentum™ Reel Mower to try out on my own lawn.
I first saw this mower from above as I entered the trade show. There it is, in the lower right hand corner of the picture. And guess who is standing there looking at it?
Yes, me. I sent out a note to a few people I knew who had attended the symposium and asked them if they had a picture showing the trade show from above and someone sent me this one. Imagine my surprise when I looked more closely and saw that I was in the picture.
I should note that I did not spend my entire time at the trade show admiring this new mower. Just part of the time. But I will admit that I did ask if I could get one to review. I told them how I tweet via Twitter when I mow. I showed them my avatar on my iPhone, the one of the lady in the white dress mowing with a reel mower. And others vouched for my character and confirmed my reputation as a gardener who mows her lawn and enjoys doing it.
Finally after a few emails back and forth, it arrived on my doorstep on Wednesday, Nov. 25th.
It's like Christmas, one month early.
So while most everyone else spent Thanksgiving morning cooking, I spent it putting this new mower together.
But I didn't spend quite all morning putting it together. To say that would be a bit of an exaggeration. It only took about 15 minutes and one wrench to put the handle together with four bolts and then attach the handle to the mower part with two cotter pins. And I didn't even have instructions since this one is a demo unit. It is obvious how to put it together and easy to do, too, with just one person and one wrench.
The mower has arrived just in time because the mowing season is sadly coming to an end here in central Indiana. I will mow tomorrow, likely the last time I mow this season, when it is supposed to be sunny and 55 F.
And I will mow with the Fiskars® Momentum™ Reel Mower.
It's ready to mow...
... and so am I.