Each early spring we try and do a little spring clean up around the homestead. This year some of our cleanup projects are pushing the woods line back to where it belongs, scrapping and salvaging what we can from the fifth wheel, cleaning up the kitchen remnants down in the holler and work on some of the older flower/ herb beds.
The last two days I have been working on the azalea bed out in front of the shack. I had neglected it for three years and it showed. The raspberry bushes and wild grape vines had nearly taken over. Poplar trees had sprung up in the middle, sugar bush all around it and it looked generally horrible. On top of all that one of the azaleas had something wrong with it last year and the ends of most of the branches had died off and were looking pretty nasty.
I should have taken a before and after picture but didn't. Here is what it looks like now that it is all cleaned up though