Building the Fence
This is my partner Ken and I (we owned a small landscaping
for four years) setting the poles for the back fence. The bottom of each
pole is painted with creosote, which is where I got the idea of staining
the whole fence in creosote. We rented a two-man gas hole-digger with a
twelve inch auger, and drilled into clay for two days. Setting the poles
in (as they are above) was quite a reward. I could have done without the
forty wheel-barrows of concrete though.
Late in October the fence was finished, and a couple of warm days
gave me the opportunity to stain it before winter. There was a lot more
grass on the property before the different gardens went in. The fence is
about nine feet tall at one end and seven at the other, with a length of
about sixty-five feet. It provides a great place for planting annual
vines, and clingers like Engleman Ivy and Trumpet Vine love it.
Back to the pumpkin patch...
Walk to the gazebo...