Participating in this week's Friday Fences...check it out!!
My fence this week isn't pretty or photogenic...but it's where all fences begin~
A fence can be many things...from decorative to useful...wood, plastic, rock or metal (and anything and everything in between)...they all have one thing in common...it had to be built.
|Putting in a good H brace is key for a strong fence.|
Having friends (in this case the brother-in-law) help is BONUS!!
This particular fence boarders our side yard toward the hill and needed to be rebuilt. The posts had rotted off at the base, but the wire was still good to reuse. We've been propping up the fence with boards to keep it from falling over for the past two years. It's a 6 foot fence that keeps the deer out and the dogs in.
|Fence building takes lots of contemplation...and |
tools...and equipment...and a maybe a good dog too.
Starring at it doesn't get it done, but you hope it prevents
you from making a mistake and having to do it over!
|Tenacity, perseverance, grit, muscle...and maybe a few bad words muttered|
under your breath helps get the job done.
My Man loves to build fence (Lord knows why), but when he
builds one, it stays up for a LONG time. He learned that from his dad.
The fence, according to My Man, must be straight or it's not a good fence!
|And, it's still a work in progress...|
The first four photos were from Thanksgiving weekend and the above photo is from this morning. The fence still needs the rail across the top (like the two posts in the foreground) and the bottom, between each post, will have a 4 x 6 retaining wall to keep the erosion dirt out of the yard...which also keeps the dogs from digging under the fence.
For now it's keeping the dogs in...just another project that isn't finished. Hmmmmm...what was that New Year's resolution on yesterday's post?...finish projects!!! Ha! Just one of many projects that need finishing.
Have a great weekend everyone!