Wattle fence

See these neatly trimmed sections of wood. They are going to be the uprights for my new wattle fence.

These long tendrils came from some of the elaeagnus bushes on the farm.

Not only does an elaeagnus bush make a great hiding place, but it’s full of wattle making material.

This is the area that I want to keep the chickens out of. Chickens love it when you dig in the dirt, and they can’t help but come behind you and scratch around a bit for yummy bugs. Problem is, while they’re doing all that scratching, they’re destroying the plants you’ve just planted.

You might have noticed my poor husband, head in hand in the back-ground. Poor fella, I literally worked outside this weekend from dawn until dusk, and this was my last project ┬áSunday afternoon and although Billy really loves being outside, he doesn’t always share my love of projects. Don’t worry, no husbands were harmed in the making of this wattle fence.

Hopefully it will be the perfect height to let the dogs reach over for a cool drink from the fountain, but high enough to keep the pesky chickens from destroying the delicate impatiens I plan on planting inside the fence.

I love it, I just wish we had made it years earlier.

Thanks for stopping by!

Caroline

 

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2 Responses to Wattle fence

  1. Caroline, lovely fence!

    The Wanna Be Country Girl Reply:

    Thanks Lauren. It was so much fun to make and it was so fast! I can’t wait to make more.
    Caroline

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