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This is most of our front yard.

That’s all it took. 14 minutes.

That’s certainly not how it used to be. It used to take much, much longer.

I remember mowing lawns as taking, uh, hours. It killed Saturday mornings … and I had a riding lawn mower, to boot. Of course, that was when I was mowing 2 yards on the farm … and the size of the yards was probably best measured in hundreds of yards, not tens of feet. Today, my lawn isn’t big enough to turn around on a riding mower.

Today, for the first time in about 30 years, I mowed my own lawn. In 14 minutes.

Lawn Mower

The Mowry Mower

So the mower works. But what to do with it?

The big problem, of course, is that the Mowry Mower doesn’t fit in my 2-car garage workshop. Space is at a premium in SoCal … no one has space to spare. My workshop had a sudden incursion last June when Little Girl came home from college … and it took me months to recover and find new storage for all of the things that have to be stored until she moves out.


It took me far too long, but eventually I found storage for all of Little Girl’s stuff … just in time to re-fill the workshop with the sheet stock and lumber required to build the shed.

The shed is now just about finished. It got doors today … it’s functional. Another day for final trim pieces, paint and touch-up, and it’ll be all done. Meanwhile, here are a couple of shots of our new shed.

I enjoy designing and building projects from the ground up. This is our first outdoor shed, and we will enjoy it.


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Posted April 30, 2013 by henrymowry in Living Life

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