Wednesday, September 10, 2014
A Garden Fence
Several weeks into our vegetable gardening venture, it became apparent that we would most certainly have to put a fence around the garden. Both deer and bunnies had found our garden tasty enough to eat everything in sight! Knowing that the fence we chose for our garden wasn't tall enough to keep deer out, Bryce installed a deer fence along the back of our property line since that's where they usually wander in. The hope is that if one does venture in the fence will at least be a deterrent! One can dream!
After debating the merits of an old wrought iron fence vs. a cedar fence, we went with cedar because we felt that it matched the overall feel of our home/yard better and it was much less expensive. Also, I love the aged look of cedar! I asked the fence company to build the fence very similarly to one I found online and overall I'm happy with it. The one change I would make would be to not have the edges of the wire showing. I believe that would have involved more work to sandwich it between the pieces of wood, but I think it would have looked more finished.
My favorite thing about the whole fence is the gate handle that Bryce installed for me. Years ago, I saw a gate handle that was a garden implement and it's stayed catalogued in the back of my mind until I had a place to have one too. I love it and it's actually helpful to grab the handle when opening or closing the gate. We have two gates opposite each other so that we have easy access from the shed and to the compost as well.