I mentioned yesterday that we were going to attack our hedges with a team of people. Unfortunately, I never got "before" pictures since the guys arrived a little early and jumped right in, before I could even get on shoes and start taking pictures! I had to quick finish up the peanut butter granola so I could get out there!
Between me, Dave, Dave's dad, our two brother-in-laws, and the two Amish men (and their 10 year old son) we cleared A LOT of brush. I'm talking crazy amounts. The guys whacked away at the crazy overgrown hedges, pulling down maple trees, yanking out grapevine, and trimming it all. In the end we had a usable sidewalk, a pile of brush 4 feet high and running the entire length of the house, and two sets of neatly trimmed hedges. The first row of hedges, which separates our front yard from the sidewalk, just needed to be trimmed up. They came out looking sharp!