In my neighborhood at least. Last week I was be-moaning the fact
that it will cost over $20 to fill my five gallon gas can from which
I fill my lawn mower. Then I dug a little deeper into the shed and
pulled out my old push mower. My Grandfather gave it to me 31
years ago when I bought my house, and it was an old mower then.
The reel turned freely and the blade still seemed to be in relatively good shape
so I gave it a try. It still works. My wife became intrigued by the idea of being
able to cut the grass without the power mower (which she doesn't
know how to start and I won't show her), but that's another
story for another thread.
Needless to say, while I was at work later that same day, she cut
the grass with the old push mower. No noise, no gasoline and the
neighbors took note. I know this because since that day I've
seen two other neighbors cutting their grass with non gasoline
powered push mowers also. Now if I can just convince them to
pedal to work.......