Our big purchase of the summer was made today - a reel mower! We assembled it and tried it out today, and it's great! It's loud (in a strange, high-pitched kind of way) but it cuts the grass very nicely and kind of flings the cut bits up in a jovial sort of way. And it's certainly not louder than a gas mower. So we don't need gas or electricity to cut the grass - this is great! It has a 20 inch width and 4 wheels for stability, and it was 64.00 off at Canadian Tire. And it's nice and light with a cushy padded handle for easy manoeuvring. I'll keep you posted on how it goes once the lawn really starts growing.