I forgot to mention that I built a fence last weekend. It only spans about 12 feet from the side of the house to the retaining wall dividing us from our slightly-uphill neighbor. I've still got to cut a gate into it. Hopefully, I can pull that off. [I pulled it off. See below.] Then, maybe next weekend I'll get the other side of the house fenced. That's just a 9 foot section between a neighbor's existing fence and the back corner wall of our house. This is all just to keep the neighbor kids and dogs from using our yard as a shortcut. There's a quasi garden wire type fence now, which is enough to keep a pug in, but not much else. A real fence will ruin the pugs' view of the street, so maybe they'll have less to bark at.
As to the garden, several seedlings (germinating in dixie cups indoors) are really coming along now. We might plant some of them in the garden this weekend. Which reminds me, I've got to check and see how the already-planted plants did with the past two nights' frost.
Looks nice. Are you planning to stain the wood? It doesn't have to change the color, but mainly to just preserve the nice wood look, because in a year or two, the color will be so much weathered and you might wish you had done it now.
It looks strong. How deep did you dig the holes for the posts?
I'd be interested to see the fence in relation to the house and/or yard. - Doug, 2009-04-12 08:18:26
I dug the holes 2 feet deep, or as close to it as possible. The middle post was not as solid as I would like, so I dug out the top six inches around it and poured more concrete. - Bill, 2009-04-12 14:48:15
That sounds very solid. - Doug, 2009-04-12 17:29:28
I didn't realize I could click to enlarge them. I see you are showing both sides and the gate is there already. I don't know what your plans might be for later improvements, but if you think you might ever put a walk way there, you might need to trim off a little of the gate to let it swing open freely. I'm pretty sure you get lots of rain, so it seems it might often be muddy there. A paved path might be good sometime in the future. And it might be best to be sticking up a little from the surrounding dirt and then that will force you to trim off a little of the gate. - Doug, 2009-04-12 17:35:45