Woodchucks have flexible spines and can shimmy under a garden gate to decimate every Brussels sprout and broccoli plant in sight. Woodchucks are surprisingly uninterested in tomatoes. Why they love cruciferous vegetables is anyone’s guess.
A Brush Hog is a machine that can clear a lawn that hasn’t been mowed in years (for a small fee).
Friends and family can be cajoled into painting an old house with the promise of food and campfires.
Beware of smushy outdoor cats who are brought inside to be lovingly treated for fleas and ticks and intestinal parasites, plus pricey visits to the kitty ophthalmologist to treat what might be a raccoon scratch to the cornea. Said cats can be surprisingly ungrateful and head for the hills at the earliest opportunity.
You can go home again. I visited Toronto twice in 2007 after being away for many years. La Salumeria, my favorite Italian deli still serves amazing prosciutto and provolone sandwiches. The new owners now drizzle with truffle oil. Some things can be improved on.