When we first bought our property I had visions of a quaint little cottage tucked back in the country where the flowers and greenery grew wild. I didn't mind the honeysuckle on the fencerows - I liked the way it created natural boundaries and seemed to separate us from the rest of the world. I wanted to have natural areas for the deer, rabbits, birds, and other animals to make homes out of. I didn't want our property to look "sharp" and "maintained". I liked the naturalness of it - I think I may have even had mild aspirations of going organic too.