Thursday, August 13, 2009
At long last, a garden fence
The posts for the garden fence were set April 17, so it only took me four months to finish it. But it's a humdinger of a fence if I do say so. I'm not sure how much detail you can pick up from the photo, so I'll describe it.
The top stringer of barbed wire is 8 feet high. The next strand is 6 feet. The wooden stringers start at 4 feet and are covered with 48-inch chicken wire. Three strands of barbed wire between the stringers complete the fence.
When there are vegetables growing in the spring and summer, I'll afix about 20 aluminum pie plates on the top strand of barbed wire between the posts. This should discourage deer from trying to jump the fence. The only wild creatures I'm worried about are raccoons. They can easily climb the chicken wire and wreak havoc. We'll see.
I hope to get my fall garden planted by the weekend -- collards, turnips, cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, kale, garlic, lettuce. Want to bet it stops raining the minute I plant something?