With the cost of gas creeping ever closer to $4.00 per gallon it seems absurd to be wasting it on keeping the grass mowed. So we are switching our mowing routine to include a lot more grazing. We don't get quite the finish we would with the gas mower, but it does keep things under control. Only problem now is that we are totally understocked. I'm even considering sheep (and I really don't like them) as an option. We'll see how it goes as the season moves on. It has been so cold this month that the grass hasn't really taken off. Don't know if we will be able to keep up when it does.