"I [God] will go before you and make the rough places smooth; I will shatter the doors of bronze, and cut through their iron bars."
After we planted our first raised bed, we realized we may as well make room for another. However, throughout the years trees & bushes have completely consumed our property making it impossible to landscape without removing them.
Take this tree, for instance. Actually, it's an overgrown holly - waaaaay overgrown. For a comparison, I took a photo of Hubby peering to the inside to see what he was up against.
After getting past the "doors of bronze" (the leaves - prickly little things), he had to "cut through their iron bars" (the vines).
Here's a photo after Hubby removed enough vines to control the direction of the fall. It almost looks like a tree rather than a bush. (Sorry for such poor quality - the sun took a siesta!)
Finally, the tree was conquered and has been transformed into...you guessed it - firewood!