We knew the back yard had a ton of potential for gardening when we moved in, if we could only figure out how to conquer the mud. Well 28 tons of gravel later, mud's not a problem. Daily walks around the back yard took care of the occasional weeds. Bird seed that took root was something that comes with feeding the birds and animals in the yard. Turf grass was the real enemy, insidious turf grass. Every year the paths got a little narrower till Pat finally mentioned that the yard was looking a little overgrown. There's a fine line between the yard looking full and kinda overgrown. Well, we probably crossed that line back in May, so yard work was in order. Using knee pads, hand shovels and picks, Pat and I re-edged the paths. I knew the grass had crept into the paths, but I guess I was in denial over just how bad it was. We found all the original edges and made the paths a foot wider. The job only took 12 man hours.