Well, my last post about the fence was incorrect. I still needed to do a couple of things to it.
First, I gave it a clear coating of UV / water protectant.
Next, on the dog’s side of the fence I installed 14 gauge steel 2x 4 Mesh Welded Wire fencing, which I extended 2.5 feet high and another 1.5 feet in the ground (bent in an “L” shape). One of the dogs that I have loves to dig under or chew through wooden fences! But can’t chew through 14 gauge steel.
The gate proved tricky to dog-proof. I couldn’t just add wire because the dog could still dig under it. So instead, I attached thin steel flashing to the inside of the gate, covering all the easy-to-access wood with chew-proof metal. Next, I excavated a place for a walkway through the fence to connect it with the sidewalk in front of the fence. The sidewalk goes from my back door to my covered patio. Now it has a paver walkway going through the fence gate, made of 1×1 brick pavers framed by Cedar. The walkway extends another 2 feet past the gate into the dog side of the yard. So I doubt this dog will escape – unless she is part mole and can create a long (about 4 feet) tunnel under the fence!
Due to an unexpected expense, I did not pick up the barrels this weekend. I’ll try again next payday.
I didn’t do much work on Sunday. I spent the day doing other things. Not all my life is Aquaponics!