This is the time of year when the grass really takes off, and since I use a reel mower I really have to stay on top of it. It just an old American Lawn Mower Co. Standard model that I picked up at a garage sale but it has stood us well. A couple years ago I replaced the handle when it broke in two pieces and I've noticed that it's cracking again. This is all because of how rough our ground is and probably the brutal way I tear around the yard. But it gives a great cut and costs nothing to operate, no gas, no noise, no fumes - almost enough to make cutting the grass enjoyable. Almost.