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!
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.