"I'm never going back there", says the seller. Yet, there's tickets for overgrown weeds taped to the front door. So it wasn't difficult to convince the seller and realtor to give permission to do "yard work" before closing (still a few weeks away). They even gave us keys.
To say the yard was overgrown is rather accurate.
The back yard is big (about 1/2 acre total), but you could hardly see the house from the boundary of the yard.
After removing that line of "trees" (large brush is a better description), you can now see the house from behind.
We selected about three trees to save:
The perfect shade tree on the south side of the house.
A really nice "let's have a picnic under it" tree. (Is it a locust tree? It doesn't have thorns.)
And a lopsided pear tree.
Everything else either has or probably will go. Of course, there are plans to buy and plant fruit trees :)
After clearing up most of the trees, Chester tried out our new mower.