Anyway, we needed to get the permanent garden fence installed, and today was the day to do it. And it was hot. And the black flies were awful. But Steve did a wonderful job getting the fence up. We still have to put in a gate, but are using the electric netting gate for now. We had planned on wooden corner posts, but there were so many rocks, we simply COULD NOT DIG HOLES. So we just used the t-posts. The result is an almost invisible fence. Hardly noticeable. It will keep both the chickens and the dogs out. While we were working, somehow one of the hens got in there, and started munching on the greens... you just can't turn your back for a moment...And Gibbs the dog would just pee on everything, so he has to stay out too.
|Wild turkeys wandering across the pasture.|
|The new fence. Its nice to know the garden is safe from critters now.|
|The potatoes are planted. Nobody around here has any straw for mulching, so I used leaves that I raked out from under the red maple. Thats about 150 feet of potatoes. I wonder if it is enough.|
|We also got the big door off the old shed, in preparation for it being torn down soon. Can you see how much that center post in front has kicked out?|
|I hope they are eating all the ticks out there. Thats their job, after all.|