Tuesday, November 9, 2010
The Garden Zone Project
After cutting and piecing the poles together to create a 60'x30' area, he made posts with the left overs. Next, he installed the perimeter fence using 3-ft welded wire, but it looks taller since he stapled it to the top of the poles. Then he built gates for both sides so that I can enter easily from the greenhouse or goat yard. The last step was to place wildlife netting over the top, strips sewn together and to the fence with fishing line. This will serve to keep the chickens in and chicken hawks out while they scratch up the ground for us.
Total cost has been about $180 - $100 for the 2 rolls of 3x100 ft wire fence, $10 per gate for materials to make them (instead of buying them pre-made for $35 each) and $60 for the 3 rolls of 7x100 ft netting. The poles were free, a big savings over the 2x8's we originally planned.