Me too. I agree.
I mow with a push reel mower about 200 yards of road side plus the grassed portions of my curtilage, my homestead - always armed and I always wave at passers-by.
It has been so wet recently that I haven't been able to mow regularly. I usually take four days to make the circuit, on one day I mow south of the driveway (yesterday), next day north of the drive (today but for an interruption), another day the (eXtreme backyardŽ) croquet course and then under the clothesline.
It has been so wet recently that the weeds on the un-kept portion, another 600 feet, need hogging. Maybe Friday I'll start the tractor and hog the road side, then talk to my neighbor about borrowing the finish mower. Last time it threw a $100 drive belt and I'm a bit chary of it. But that's cheaper than owning a $500 mower.
I am amazed by the number of tourist equestrians that pass. Maybe I'll get a turf roller to level their divots.