since i didn't do anything worth a darn last weekend, i ended up in the back yard. my back yard butts up to someone else's back yard. they have a tall privacy fence, i have a 50 year old chicken wire fence.
nature has taken over and there is no evidence that there is a fence there, only a thicket. i've been threatening to take it all down for two years now. so, i started in on it.
my tools: axe, saw, clippers, choppers, knives, cannons, m16's...wait, no m16's. i hacked and chopped and pulled and yanked until i had 2/5's of the fence and all of the associated thicket removed. it looks great, at least 2/5's does. the rest is still a thicket.
my old bones and sore muscles say that it will stay that way for the foreseeable future.