Our next door neighbor saw all the commotion and came over to get a closer look ... "I have to get a picture of this," he said. "Go stand over there."
Just for fun, here is a video of my husband and his bush hog cutting a few passes of brush. It's a very powerful machine that makes quick work of saplings and brambles ... and I think that the operator is pretty awesome!
We have about one-fourth of this garden cleared. For now, we will keep it mowed so it doesn't grow up and get out of hand again. I hope to eventually redesign it and turn it back into a rose garden, and I am doing my best to be satisfied with what seems like small accomplishments and baby steps ... as we work our way through this huge garden whenever time allows and weather is favorable.