Hmmm I think it would be VERY hard to make enough money mowing grass in a town of 1,000 to cover the cost of the equipment let alone make a profit. Maybe you could work in Quinter in the evenings during the week, and go to either Hays or Colby on Saturdays. Ugh talk about a lot of drive time. Another option would be get a few lawns in some more of the small (tiny?) towns around there.
What type of grass do you have up that way? Im guessing a lot of Buffalo grass and some fescue and bermuda also?
I have a customer that came from Victoria, their family still lives up there and has a bunch of cows and farms a little bit. They're actually trying to get a house bought in Victoria to move back and be closer to their grandkids.