Confessions of a Sustainable Yellowstone Entrepreneur
As I added up the additional costs of running a mowing business, I discovered quickly that the $100 per hour I was billing out, may not be enough revenue to keep the mowing division off of welfare and I searched for additional ways to save money and bill out.
“Gentlemen will find using my machine an amusing … healthful exercise.”
— EDWIN BUDDING’S PATENT APPLICATION FOR THE FIRST LAWNMOWER, 1830
My Folks taught me the value of hard, and honest work and rightfully I wanted to memorialize them by naming the first 2015 production model for Laverne and Joyce Graus.
Value can have two different definitions; material value or human value. Let’s look at the value upon humanity first, then monetarily in the calculations to determine the actual market value of lawn clipping silage.
I argue that lawns mulched don’t look as nice as a bagged lawns and if you mulch your lawn, I bet you can tell me the name of your favorite fungicide and insecticide because you need to purchase these products every year. I will also bet you need to dethatch every year?
We have in place a system to certify the silage in several different categories, like Blue Ribbon Quality down to the Brown Ribbon.
March 1, 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant signed the law declaring the Yellowstone area to be forever preserved and protect two million acres of the land “lying near the headwaters of the Yellowstone River”…