staal and i recently finished putting up a deer fence around the big garden area that sits between the house and the road. i think it turned out to be pretty neat. it's kind of dynamic and organic and fairly unobtrusive. except for the 4x4 posts and metal fence stakes it's a pretty light weight structure---the fence wire is 6 ft chicken wire and to get the height we needed (it probably averages between 9 and 10 ft high) we fished a bunch of bamboo poles through it. it truly is more suggestive and intimidating/confusing than a physical barrier---any critter that really wants to get in could just crash right through if they got their nerve up.
|south side of fence with burlap screening attached|
|high-tech gate latch made from old well-pump wiring|
|plenty of room for more veggie beds and some fruit trees|
|nice to finally get the row cover off the squash beds|
|honey bees from the mill office hive doing their thing|
|happy squash farmer|
thanks for your help on this one master staal---wouldn't have been near as much fun without you.