I’ve been lopping off the tree limbs that overhung the driveway and road, and I cleared off the front path which had become buried in cedar droppings and overgrown by plants. Yesterday I cleared some bracken ferns, salmonberry canes, and some sort of vine off the pump house and around the house and drive so you can actually see the road, the driveway, and the pump house now, and the house is no longer in danger of being invaded by a climbing vine of some kind the way the pump house had been. Eventually I’ll get inside the pump house and clear the vine out of the interior, and pull out the stumps of the vine root stocks and the bracken fern root masses too, but today I’m too tired. At least you can now find the house and the pump house and not be eaten by Audrey II every time you go onto the back deck. The bees are miffed though, because I ended up cutting back quite a bit of their favorite pink-flowering shrub that was falling into the road. I hope they don’t hold a grudge….