05 September, 2007

New Toy

No, not for me! My husband got a new toy in plenty of time for fall and mounds of leaves. Since he and our son care for two yards, the raking can get out of control in the blink of an eye... and let's just say that raking is NOT the favorite task of either of these men! This is a 'Cyclone Rake', kind of a rake-vacuum! It mounts behind the lawn tractor, sucks up the leaves and passes them through a shredder before depositing them, as compost, into the giant box on the back. My husband saw one that my Dad uses for cemetery maintenance (Dad's a cemetery caretaker in our hometown) when we were home this past July. We ordered the video from the company and after watching that, and hearing my Dad's testimonial, he was sold! We're now proud owners. He couldn't resist starting it up and trying it out, even though there was only one leaf on the grass! Hey, it was 'Labor Day' after all! Plus, it wasn't all work, either... someone got a ride back into the garage!
Life is Good!

10 comments:

Julie aka "Quilt Diva" said...

Boys and their toys... my husband would LOVE this one!

Kyle said...

Dad really needs some shorter socks...

Laurie Ann said...

Wow, that looks fantastic! Having the leaves all shredded up with the grass would make for some fantastic composting. Do you compost?

Shelina said...

That does look like a fun toy. I've been thinking that maybe if I got some toys, I wouldn't mind the yard work so much.

dot said...

He certainly looks like he is having fun.

Tanya said...

That's a big toy! I hope you've got a place to keep it! If I had it we'd have to get rid or a car and maybe a few trees in my yard! No room for toys like that! (My poor husband,,,)

Ancestor Collector said...

Oh, I know a certain Hubby who would love one of those to ride behind his John Deere too!!! Not sure I'll show him the photos of Mr. G's new toy. ;-)

Su Bee said...

LOL -- yep, that's a happy big boy there! My Hunny wants one too, but I told him he'll have to plant some trees that drop leaves first, then wait a few years.

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

Once in awhile our guys have to get toys too.

teodo said...

"little" this toy.