Friday, September 20, 2013

Headless Copperhead

I went out to the chicken coop tonight to lock the birds up and remembered seeing some eggs that they had laid in the lean-to behind the coop.  I was getting ready to climb up and get them off the straw when I looked down and saw a nice Copperhead smiling at me.  Unfortunately for him, in addition to straw, that is where I keep my garden tools.  A few seconds later and one whack with the edger it's bye bye head.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

New entrance to the garden

I'm not sure why, but when I built the garden fence I only put a gate at one end of the garden..... The wrong end.  So I decided to cut down the fence a few weeks ago and add another gate.  While I'm still not done with the gate, I finished the fence today.  I need to take down the turkey pen in the back corner to reclaim a cattle panel to make a gate out of.

 As with the original build I use the wedge-loc T-post hardware for the bracing.  I'm really becoming a fan of the wedge-loc system.  It makes it so easy to put up a quick fence.

You can't really see it in the picture but there is a 8 gauge monofilament  line at the top keeping it all tight.  The fence is 5ft tall but does a good job keeping the chickens out of the garden.  At least it will once I build another gate.