Denise and I just cranked out a monster week of yard chores on our place, specifically, hauling off multiple loads of branches and limbs to the local landfill - the final remnants of a major power line right-of-way clearing along our north property line in 2017 - and then building a new island on our NW property corner using a couple dozen large tree rounds from the clearing as the foundation, then several loads of fill dirt from Troyers in Hillsville, then several loads of native mulch from down by the branch that runs along our back property line, then all the dirt from our compost piles, and then everything topped off with a copious layer of mulch from B&B Growers down in Cana. It's been a massive project for me 'n D and we're both pretty much wore out. Yesterday morning, Denise - major sweetie that she is - told me to "get lost!" So I did, to the tune of 370 miles. These are the last remaining piles of limbs and organic debris from the right-of-way clearing (you can see the power lines running up the right side of the pic); it's taken us over a year of hard labor to reach this point.