I bought two lawn mowers today. For a while I've been intrigued by the prospect of a more environmental alternative and given the smaller lawn area of our new home, looked into a reel push mower.
After purchasing it and assembling it, I gave it a whirl and was rather embarrassed by the shoddy job. Maybe I didn't have the proper technique, or our property is too sloped, or the model that was available was too low-end to be any good; regardless, it didn't cut the mustard.
So I returned it for the smallest engine gas mower I could find and consoled my conscience with the knowledge that at least I tried. Al Gore would be rolling in his grave, if he wasn't still alive.