But speaking of the wooded part, my wife and younger daughter decided to clear more brush in the back yard. And that leads to the title of this post.
They were busily cutting away, when they were charged by a black bear.
It had jumped the fence into the backyard behind us, and heard them chatting as they trimmed and stacked the brush and small trees. For whatever reason, it decided to charge toward them, but the fence between our yards stopped it. At least, this time.
It's funny; we didn't have any bears at all, last year. This summer, they seem to be everywhere.