Mark this down on the list of things I never thought I would say: We are in the market for a tractor. That's right. An honest to goodness farmer john type tractor. We are looking for an old Ford 8N or similar. I can't believe I am learning tractor model numbers! First and foremost we need something with a 3-point hitch to which we can attach a brush hog. Mowing 5 acres with a hand mower is tough and we don't want a riding mower because it is so singular purpose. Now a tractor, there's a multitasking beast for sure. Useful in the garden, useful for mowing, useful for pretending we know what on earth we are doing up here tending to our land.