wilderness

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How long can you let your lawn grow before the city gets involved?

In Overland Park, Kansas, that number is 8 inches, according to Kim Hendershot, supervisor of code compliance for the city. In Parkville, Missouri, you can let it grow a whole foot. 

Edwin Olson / Flickr--CC

For one local woman, an isolated cabin in the middle of the Flint Hills with no modern conveniences is paradise.