Once upon a time, this hill was covered in trees and shrubs and 20 years worth of decaying leaves. Somehow we missed all that when we decided to buy the house and it became our problem. After several months of ignoring it, we had a group of friends come over and we spent the day clearing the land. A year later, Nature won and the land was once again covered in small trees and greenery.
We spent last weekend re-taming the land. Sean decided to check a few things off the ole honey-do list and this happened. My dad helped more than he should have to given that he's already rewarded his son-in-law with such a bride as myself. None the less, he was here swinging a tool that was too heavy for me to lift and putting up with a man that is not always known for playing well with others. I think he's since lost our number. :)
Our burn pile is now bigger than ever. Given my last experience with a burn pile, I'm hesitant to light this thing. Long story short, gasoline should never be used as an accelerant and my eyebrows took several months to grow back. Not even joking, praise the Lord, my life was spared. My eyebrows, top layer of a ponytail, and eyelashes...not so lucky.
As you can see, we are making a backyard paradise. Given that our country will self implode in a matter of months, we are embracing our own little slice of happy. I sure am glad I married up. I had no idea the Man was so handy.