A Dog, a Butterfly, and a Fence

Around noon, we got our acts together and got back to work on the fence. We had three more panels to build, and all six to hang. We spent a bit of time making two panels, went and hung four of the five we had done, and then made the last panel (which was an oddball because the space it went into was wider than any of the others), and hung the last two.

It made sense at the time.

Anyway, one of the things that worked very well was the assembly area on the driveway. Nice, flat, relatively easy workspace, although the crawling around did get tiring after a while.

The real benefit of a nice flat workspace is that you can make a nice square panel that is glued and screwed together so it is incredibly strong compared to the usual built-in-place fence. And strong was very important to us because of the conditions on the other side of the fence.

Putting together the last panel

We brought the chickens out to spend the day in the chicken yard wile we worked, which was great for them. And of course the dogs were out with us, too, mainly getting in the way. I made Goldie a nice wallow out of freshly dug dirt to get her to lie in a less inconvenient spot.

Goldie in her wallow

And I've been meaning to take a photo of the Cecile Brunner rose for the last several days and just not getting around to it. As you can see, she's about four feet above the fence she's leaning on, so around ten feet tall. This is her great flush of blooms and it's always a stunner.

Cecil;e Brunner in bloom

And today we had this lovely butterfly flitting around the garden.

Butterfly on the Cecile Brunner

Not that I really got to spend much time looking, because we were busy building a fence. And we did.

A fence!

Now back to the Accordion Room to spend some quality time with the floor.

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posted by ayse on 04/26/08

6 Comments

That's an anise swallowtail butterfly -- if you have space for fennel they'll lay eggs on it (if you are lucky).

Beautiful fence.

Those flowers are gorgeous!

Goldie looks so cozy. Why is it dogs love to wallow in the dirt? My Maggie always heads straight to her favorite dirt pile whenever I take her outside.

Nuts. I hit the enter button before I put what I wanted to say. Sigh. Nice job on the fence! The flowers are so pretty. Loved the pictures of Goldie!

Love your fence! Beautiful flowers!

Fabulous fence! And that Cecile Brunner rose! What a beauty!!!!!!!!!!! May I ask if you use just compost or Miracle Gro or? Thanks. I did have one once, but left it in the SFV where it was doing very nicely, but not as well as yours is!! Spectacular! MaryO

Actually, Mary, I don't use anything on the Cecile Brunner. I may have given her a shovel of compost about a year ago. It's not even watered, although of course it is right next to the yard which is. That's how amazing that rose is.

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