Mow Money

Last night I mowed the lawn at our new place for the first time. It had been a long time, but that was how I made money in the summer growing up, so it brought back a lot of memories. Of course, the memories just involved walking around on the grass with a lawnmower, but still. I really like the smell of fresh-cut grass.

I was also remembering a couple of lawn-mowing terms I picked up from my parents as a kid. Mowhawks occur when you leave a little strip of crass uncut in the middle of the lawn. And when you use a setting on the lawnmower that's too short, we called that scalping. Why we used these terms related to American Indians, I have no idea.

And that's probably the worst post title I've ever come up with.


Jen said…
I miss mowing the lawn, kind of. Did a lot of deep thinking then. Your terms are funny... you guys were kind of lawn-mower nerds. :)

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