When Father and we went out mowing there were seven of us.
Wood Mowing and Reaping Machine Co., which dates from 1866, the business having been started in 1852 by Walter Abbott Wood (1815-1892), who was a Republican representative in Congress in 1879-1883.
Exceedingly burdensome services were required in the seasons when farming processes are, as it were, at their height - in the seasons of mowing and reaping, when every day is of special value and the working power of the farm hands is strained to the utmost.
"Our fire is mowing them down by rows, but still they hold on," said the adjutant.
By the time she finished mowing the lawn and picking a few tomatoes and okra, it was almost noon.