So I was driving down the road to the land, and they were MOWING!!!. Not on my land, but right near by. I really wanted to make them stop, but I just drove on past. I was surprised that the sound of the mower (a noisy tractor pulling a brush hog) was barely noticeable above the traffic noise from the nearby highway.
So I wandered around and took pictures and watered the new peach tree. Then I walked down the road to the field to see how the mowing was going. They had stopped mowing and gone away. It turned out that all they were doing was mowing the pipeline right-of-way. The rest of the land was its leafy, buggy self.