Reason # 306737 I will keep Tom around: my new garden fence!
The last two years we have struggled with animals in the garden. The chickens treated it like their very own buffet
and Lily took great pleasure in digging in the soft, tilled dirt. I couldn’t blame her (much), since she is a terrier, and she saw us digging all the time, but it was incredibly frustrating to spend months nurturing these plants, only to come out one morning and find them torn apart.
We tried a series of cheap fences and deterrents, but never found anything that actually kept the animals out.
So, a couple weekends ago we drew up plans, made a “quick” trip (no such thing with three kids) to Home Depot,
and spent two rainy weekends sinking posts, and slowly putting up panel by panel. And by “we”, I mean Tom, while I tried to distract the kids while not moving too much.
This last weekend was finally nice enough to stain the wood and put on the finishing touches (two pergolas for beans to climb!), so we are calling it officially done. Take that lower life forms! Go dig somewhere else!
Now to grow up our herb forest to transplant, and to stop overthinking my garden plans. Me? Over think the garden? Who would have thought.