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
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.
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.