Going from less than half an acre to just over four acres is going to require some better equipment than one rake and a push mower.
I just love craigslist! My husband was able to get us (what we hope will be a decent riding mower) and a yard sweeper for CHEAP! (Sweeper not shown here.) Niel got both, including a new battery and a pin for $500.
We went with all white! No trendy stainless steel here. Besides, I am going to have a whole lot better luck keeping white clean than I am stainless. Too many fingerprints. (The windows will be keeping me plenty busy in that category of household chores.)
Now, if I can just keep from tipping the scale toward being penny wise and pound foolish, we'll be good.