Monday, March 30, 2020

Day 10: A house for Flip

This article is part of The 100 Days Offensive.

Though we just yesterday had our first real snow this winter, spring is approaching rapidly. The grass has started sprouting. So countermeasures have to be deployed.

I am a big fan of automation so I delegated lawn-mowing already some years ago to a Husqvarna Automower 305. It was an instant hit with our neighbors. They could stand there for hours and watch it driving around randomly. For them, it had a Zen-like quality...

Probably it was inevitable that the lawn-mower received a name. The neighbors called him "Flip" after the grasshopper from Maya the Bee. Since one name was already assigned, we did not bother to give him another one.

Looking backwards, it was one of the best invests we did. Not only does Flip save us time, but also the quality of the grass has improved significantly due to the mulching.

But the weather in Northern Germany is not the fairest (forgive me the small understatement). Even though it is just a machine, it did not feel nice to expose Flip to the forces of mother nature without any protection. We really cherish the service he provides and want to keep him around.

So we decided to get him a garage. Together with the yearly release onto the open range (all 900 square feet of it) he received a shelter from the elements. Enjoy dear Flip!

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