Hi everyone. I'm new here, but I've read quite a bit on both this site and the "other lawnsite". I'm interested in getting into property maintenance. My story is a bit different from the ones that I've read though. I'm 42,decent physical shape, married, 2 kids, and live on 50 acres in the Bristol Hills of upstate NY. I have been self employed for about 9 years in a one man industrial optics shop. I do NOT want to have employees in optics or in this business. The optics have been a good living. I work about 10 hours a week. As much as I would love the optics to grow to 30-40 hours a week, I don't see it happening. My kids (twins) are going to college this fall and I would like to put my time and machinery to work to help with the new bills. Here is what I already own for our personal use: 2004 Bunton 52" ZTR 2002 New Holland TC40D with bucket 6' 3 pt. bush hog 6' 3 pt.rototiller Chipmore 6 cylinder Ford powered tow behind chipper 2 Stihl chainsaws (hardhat/safety glasses/ hearing protection too) Stihl stringtrimmer w/ polepruner/hedge trimmer/ chainsaw attachments Honda 21" walk behind 21' open trailer 3/4 ton Suburban 6.5 HP pressure washer I am mechanically inclined and my wife and I have run our self started business successfully for almost a decade. The only piece of equipment that I think that I might need is a leaf blower. I really don't know where to start. I saw the ads for the $100 or $150 starter kits that have the flyers and such, but I kind of got the feeling of a 1/2 hour paid commercial on daytime TV from it. I am thinking in terms of some lawn mowing,bush hogging,tilling,chipping,pressurewashing,opening/closing camps and cottages. What I need is some expert advice on how to get moving on this.