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With the wet winter and ‘spring’ we’ve been having across the country – yard projects are finally starting to make their way on to our to-do lists. Honestly for a while I was worried I would never get to see that green grass. I would never get my flowers planted, pool open or even if our Bocce court was ever going to see the light of the sun. Thankfully the sun finally rose, the grass started to grow and yard work became a priority.
Well with yard work one may need a few fun tools or even a few practical tools. I was super excited when I found out that Home Depot now offers an assortment of Columbia outdoor power products.Well I was even more thrilled when they asked if I would like to maybe test one out. I personally am loving my Columbia. I mean who knew a self propelling lawn mower would be so fun.
Let’s Talk Columbia Mowers and Bocce
Most people laugh when I tell them we just got a new 21 inch Gas 3 in 1 FWD Self-Propelled Lawn Mower with a 160cc Honda GCV. Why would they laugh you ask well the front lawn is probably one of the smallest lawns you could have and in the back we have interlocking stone, Trex and a pool. But in the wayyyyyyyy back, well there is a surprise.
Our Bocce Court
We back on to a park. One can literally step through the gate and there is just green grass and park everywhere. Never known to not take advantage of great opportunities, Kent mows the lawn behind us for a full fledged Bocce court. The boys in the band have a blast every time they visit. I mean how many people have a bocce court at their immediate disposal? Probably more than I realize but what the heck, it’s a fun outdoor activity.
Life use to be a little more impractical, we had an electric mower. Picture an extension court stretching across our backyard into the park all so we can mow. Not the most practical thing obviously. The self propelling gas mower made the creation of our court easy breezy.
Boys and their Toys.
Now to the games….. No competitiveness at all in our home but Bocce and washer toss tournaments seem to be the norm. Bocce and bands just seem to go together perfectly. It’s a great activity to keep everyone together and having fun. Family game day taken to a whole new level. Do you have game day traditions?
Bocce and washer toss are easy ones to incorporate into summer routine. No requirement for a special field just some fresh mown grass in a large rectangle. If you are not as fortunate as us and do not back onto a park or have a large lawn, go find some green space. This is something the whole family will enjoy. Bocce balls may be too big for the little ones but maybe make them a plastic set to play along with.
Earlier this month Columbia hosted some interactive store events .. May 5/6 in Moncton (NB), St Jerome (QC), Barrie (ON) and Edmonton (AB). did anyone have a chance to go? I shared the events with my friends and family in Edmonton and Moncton. I was a tad jealous as I really wanted to go too. They promised a fun couple of days filled with interactive test-drive areas for the tractors, and some giveaways for customers. I love how Home Depot and the companies they work with often have fun events like this.