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They said on one of those HGTV shows that trees obscuring the front of the house is very bad for home sales. Maybe you could cut out the lower branches to open it up so the people can see the house better? Of course that depends on how the landscaping looks without them there...

Yeah, your pictures are waaaay better! It's amazing what "professional" photographers do sometimes - the pictures of the house we bought made it look terrible!
 
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You are absolutely right, and I did trim some branches from the crabapple right in front of the front door and the mountain ash next to it. But, here's what's on the branches of the tree in front of the bedrooms:



Cherries!

Delicious and bountiful. I made a pie last night and it's already been devoured by my family. No worries, tonight we're having a raspberry tart:

 
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I just signed up to spend $33 a month to list our property on LandsofAmerica. They are the company that manages the real estate listings for Mother Earth News. If anybody knows how to get a real estate ad in front of gardeners, please let me know!

This morning I tackled the "pumpkin patch" in the back back yard, south of the hangar. Since I didn't start doing any gardening until early summer, this area had become a weed patch. Today I did some serious chop-n-drop, and revealed the "Prime-Jim" and "Prime-Jan" blackberries (although I need some advice in taming the bramble) as well as the daylilies and spirea that I planted on top of the berm that protects the west edge of this at least zone 3 garden area. I need to spend this afternoon putting things into boxes (and boxes into the storage container we bought) but tomorrow I may clear out the chicken room and use that material to cover everything.
 
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