Building a Deer Fence: Phase II, and About the “Back Nine”

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Phase II is definitely a two person job: one person to stand on a ladder and pound in the stakes with a sledgehammer, while the person on the ground holds the stake steady. Place the stakes 8’ apart.

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For Phase I (Layout and Supplies) Click Here

The Spy was a crucial part of this phase as he entertained his little sister with grass sledding and horsie rides!

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We’ve only connected the deer fencing material to one of the stakes so far.

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Looking in

Phase III will include: attaching the deer fencing material to the rest of the stakes and building a gate. Here are a couple unrelated photos of the kale (Russian Red/Ragged Jack):

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In other Spy Garden developments, the garden is now 100% edged out (and it only took all winter)! The “Back Nine” edging is completed:

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The “Back Nine”

Why do we call this area the “Back Nine” you ask?

The "Back Nine"

The “Back Nine” looking up toward the “top” of the garden

Because Spy Garden sometimes feels about as large as an 18 hole golf course so by the time you make your way down to that corner! It is the northwest corner of the garden at the lowest sloped point and feels like the “back” of the garden.

The "Back Nine"

The “Back Nine”

AND because now that the plots have curves, they sort of resemble holes on a golf course. Except made of dirt instead of grass. Maybe that’s a stretch.

Lots of rain!

Lots of rain: but this will drain

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The Spy

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