I just bought a house out in the country with 5 acres of land. There are a few small trees and I will be planting more in the future. The property has a slight slope but no real hills of any kind. We will be planting a decent-sized garden, but even so will be mowing nearly all of the land. I was originally thinking of getting a garden tractor so I could attach various implements, like a snowblower or a tiller. That way, I could use one machine year-round, and not have to worry about having it sit unused all winter. Also, our driveway is 200 feet long, so I figured using the tractor to remove the snow would be much easier than using a walk-behind snowblower. However, after talking to a dealer, he strongly recommended getting a zero-turn tractor, as it will significantly cut down on the time it takes to mow a yard that size. My family supports the garden tractor idea, though, for the reasons I was originally leaning toward one (a ZTR is nothing but a lawn mower and can't do anything else - not very versatile). So I ask you, oh objective denizens on the interwebs, if you had 5 acres to mow and a 200' driveway to snowblow, and a large garden to till, what would you recommend? I definitely like the idea of mowing the yard in only a couple of hours with the ZTR, but they are more expensive, and are one-trick ponies. Thanks.