And why am I so tired? Well, I spent nearly four hours in my initial campaign against the burr plants and just general overgrown-ness of our property. All around the edges of most of it, there were tall grasses and burrs and weeds growing, but because they had gotten such a foothold by the time we moved in, we just let them continue growing. There was plenty else to keep us occupied at the time. I had always planned on doing something about them as soon as I could this spring. With the warm weather today, it was my first chance.
Here are some pictures of what we are dealing with.
There really is a tree in there somewhere!
This is an apple tree that has pretty tasty apples, but was pretty overgrown.
H. and TM were big helps, so between the three of us, we trimmed and pulled and carted away much overgrown grass, weeds, burrs, and branches. Here is what we ended up with.
The apple tree (this was just trimming out the suckers and pulling off the vine that had wrapped itself all around the tree)
The is the tree you couldn't see at all in the first picture.
I don't know about you, but I find this terribly satisfying. Well, until I look at what we have left...