Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Fence and Water

Fence:  did some more work on the fence last week.  Posts were put in last year, assisted by Robert the Artificer and his machine, (dang that thing made a post hole in under two minutes) with welded wire stretched between, 8' high.  Some of the rails went in at that time, but a few of them are just enough over 10' to warrant longer boards.

Two sections now have this.  the bottom rails are plastic decking material, because they will be in contact with the earth.  So at least three sections are ready for the infill, which is coming at least partially from the drainage ditch by the new chickenhouse.

Next i've got to design and build a proper gate.  I do like the one on the front of Sylvia Landsberg's Medieval Gardens book.

Water:   an hour under the sprinkler barely dampened below the surface, so the water's been on for two now.  It is better to water every other day for two hours than once a day for one.

Oh, and the first two cucumbers were picked yesterday, and the first tomato should be perfect tomorrow!

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