Why should I be annoyed when someone does something so generous? Because we were away and I specifically asked her not to! We have a very steep slope behind our house with really poor soil quality. I have long term plans for it, but I am content to let them play out over time, naturally. So, I made a string grid and planted a pattern in the grid. Corn and sunflower on the rows and quick rooting herbs and vines in between. The point was NOT to keep a good harvest. It was to get good roots on the slope to avoid erosion and improve soil quality. Even if the vines strangle the corn I am going to cut them and lay them on the ground to rot come fall anyway. Some of the vines are perennial and should come back next year to keep strengthening the soil and keeping it in place. MIL thought this was a stupid idea. (My yard who cares anyway?) So while we were gone she "weeded" it. I came home to nice BARE strips of soil between my rows of corn and sunflowers. Some of the suns are going to tip over because the supporting vines and soil around their base are gone! Hubby keeps telling me that she means well, but I get tired of her doing whatever she wants and having to suck it up because she means well! UGH! OK I will settle down now and work it out. Thanks for letting me rant!