This weekend we had unseasonably warm weather and took advantage of it by beginning the first phase of our garden expansion. Andy cut down and took out the root balls of all three trees. We did a really poor job of removing leaves from the back this past Fall and our neighbor blew all their leaves under the fence into our yard so we have had plenty of leaves. We piled the leaves over the area where the garden will be in hopes that it will block the sun and kill the grass. Hopefully this will ease the job of removing sod in the Spring.