I spent the fall doing something I've wanted to do for five years. I took out three really overgrown evergreens in my front yard and put in Espalier Apples, blueberries, currents, a bush peach, garlic, and strawberries. The neighbors were very upset. One lady told me that the trees had been there since she moved in 35 years earlier. These people just don't like change. Everyone around in town knows our house as the ___house, the name of the previous owner. Now I just need to talk my husband into letting my put raised beds in the front yard, since it's the only sunny place. Our garden is currently out back but that area would do better as a goat/chicken yard with all the shade it gets. We have 3 bee hives, and I plan to get chickens again this spring. (and two milk goats, if I can talk hubby into a raised bed system in the front like I already said.) Wish me luck.