On a lighter note, trying to mow down grass instead of bad ideas, we really like our Fiskars Momentum Reel Mower.  It actually cuts grass without an engine!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQa9ZDbyXsw

If you have never seen or used a reel (as in fishing “reel”) mower, you’re in for a treat, so long as your yard is not gigantic, or filled with twists and turns.

Using this mower, with no carbon footprint other than my own, gives me a kind of personal Separate Peace with the Greens.  It’s my own individual Cap and Trade.

It then allows us to enjoy the efficiency of our Stihl two-cycle blower, which also rocks, guilt free.