This is my lawn mower.
This is my yard.
OK, you may want to know why I choose to mow such a large expanse with just a person-powered mower.
Simple answer: Because I am a little but nuts. Also, it reduces my carbon foot print. And, it enables me to do two things at once: cut the grass and get exercise.
Mostly, though, it’s because I don’t like being dependent on scary machines that I don’t know how to fix. I already have a computer dependency and a car dependency. That’s about as much dependency as I can handle. I’m pretty sure a gasoline-powered mower would just about push me over the edge. But I know how to sharpen this mower, oil it, and change any worn-out parts. That’s pretty darn good for a machine-phobic person such as myself.