Trick question! There is nothing to mow!
But if you come for a visit, bring your gloves. There is a forest to manage. We've been taking down dead trees, piling brush, stacking wood, etc.
This is what you see looking out our dining room window. That little building is a sauna. There is a wood stove with rocks surrounding it. Built out of cedar. It's fun to use. Apparently my Finnish heritage is rich with sauna activities! The Finns are huge sauna lovers. There is a whole routine and rhythm to it. 10 minutes in at 150 degrees. 10 minute walk in the cold. 10 minutes in. 10 in the cold(or rolling in the snow). Back and forth followed by a shower. It's really good for your circulatory system and skin. Who knew?
On the west side of our house. There's this rocky, weedy hillside leading down into the main animal barnyard area. It's a mess of old fencing, downed trees, and garbage.
This is what happens if you attach fencing to a live tree. See the 5 horizontal lines on the left picture? Clara and I removed the fence, "rescuing the tree." But it'll never grow as healthy as it could have and it's impossible to cut down safely. Cut above the fence line and then push over the stump?
A shot of the barn yard. It's too shady to grow anything. We'll be harvesting most of these trees next spring when we log our acreage to let in the light. Light sanitizes and is good for animals just like it is for people.
This area is just outside the chicken coop but not within the previous owner's fencing. I'm going to re-figure the fencing so that they'll have access to this green stuff. Plus it's a bunch of weeds right next to my garden area. I'd like them to keep it trimmed.
This is what I see looking out my kitchen sink window. It's beautiful yet I can't help but yearn for at least a square of soft-on-the-toes grass and a swing set.