A bit over a year ago we gained access to the side of our house by building a fence
Then we discovered a drainage issue
So we built a french drain
And now there are no floods. Yay!
Our neighbor has a not friendly dog named Ringo. We've lived next door to him for 2+ years now and he still barks at us every time he sees us. As a result, we sort of neglect that side of our house even more than normal because he goes insane whenever you're over there.
But with the strange winter/spring weather we've been having lately (lots of rain, lots of sun, then lots of rain, then lots more sun), our weeds have gotten a bit out of control
And that's all the weeds that grew through 3 layers of filter fabric and a top layer of rocks. Weeds on crack that's what those weeds are.
2 weekends ago during some beautiful weather I decided to remedy the weeds. So I hauled the green waste container around the yard and picked picked picked away. As I made my way over to the side of the house Ringo began to get very upset with me. I tried to ignore his snout being shoved under the fence as far as it could go and his incessant barking. Annoyed, I made slow progress.
As I got down to the front of the house his barks became more and more viscious, and I finally called it quits when he THREW himself against the fence. Totally freaked out (and this is no teeny dog) I grabbed my pile o' weeds and hightailed it out of there.
Luckily I got most of the work done
But needless to say, I won't be working on that task again anytime in the near future.