Dog-proofing the garden area

I’ve put this off far too long. With destructo-dog I absolutely have to have a fenced garden area. I’m not the most enthusiastic gardener, but I do have a bunch of seeds started, some of which (squash) will require substantial space.

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Using what I had at the chacra, I cut posts to have 80 cm exposed. I had a roll of 120 cm fence wire already, so I figured I take off the top 40 cm and double it when I ran out of the roll.

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It was pretty close — 2 meters shy! Had I not made a circular compost bin in the country earlier with the fencing, it would have worked out almost exactly right.

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Where ignorance is bliss, ‘tis folly to be wise.

Benji, meanwhile, decided this was a nice place to hang out. No more. I trimmed the top 40 cm, leaving spikes, and built a gate. It’s not a pretty fence, and it’s not particularly well made, but it doesn’t have to be. It just has to keep out the dog and cat.

No excuse now.

2 Replies to “Dog-proofing the garden area”

    1. I have deliberately made the fence posts shorter than the fencing, cutting the fencing to leave “spikes” above. The cat typically jumps; doesn’t climb, so no obvious landing points without potentially getting speared. At present, the gate top is not “spiked,” so obviously a vulnerable cat entry point (but if he wanted to climb an avocado tree and jump in, yeah, he could). Ya veremos. The cat can litter, which ain’t cool; the Benji can trash the whole place without even thinking about it (not that he thinks, but he would no doubt consider it great fun).

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