Gwendolyn's chief hobby is clearing brush on her family's farm. She is proficient in using chain saws, brush cutters, brush mowers, tractors, axes, and pole saws. Her house now sits on land she cleared over a period of 9 years. After getting the initial clearing done with a bulldozer, Gwendolyn did the rest of the work, mostly, on her own. Clearing the land was great therapy and fostered an appreciation for the outdoors and inspiration for book she is currently writing and editing.