Phase One – Well Begun is Half Done

We took advantage of the pleasant temps on Sunday morning and knocked a portion of Phase One of our fence building out of the way. Three post holes were dug and the two seven foot portions of fence were assembled.

“Wow, we got that done fast.” It was a few minutes after 10 a.m. and we were staring at our walls of wood with the ten-foot gap in the middle.

The gap is where our double gate will go. Eventually, we will have a two-car driveway plus a side pad through the gate laid down. We will be able to park our future truck there, behind the gate and out of sight of the main part of the yard.

“Are you happy with the work?” I could see what he was doing, but I wasn’t feeling at the top of my game, too much hip pain, so I just smiled and nodded.

The double gate will wait for next weekend. We will handle it before or after the yard is mowed.

I’m hoping to have the entire fence done by the first weekend in August. I’m so excited about having it completely closed in the back.

Foreground – where our truck will eventually be parked. Background – where our Cottage East tenants will park.

After that, I plan to send folks packing if they try to sail on through my yard. Not that it would do any good, the six-foot height is a pretty good deterrent!

Note: I know it might all sound unfriendly, this idea of shutting others out of our property. But please keep in mind I’ve literally had a man cop a squat in our yard. Yes, you heard that right. The smell lingered for weeks.

We have also had our wheelbarrow stolen, a man with two snarling dogs plunge through our yard with our chickens scattering in all directions, and other less than positive experiences.

Most of our neighbors are friendly, well-mannered folks. It just takes a few bad apples to ruin it for the rest, unfortunately.

From the future parking space looking into the backyard.


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