Sunday, December 11, 2011

A Job Half Done

In the front of this property the deer are safer.  I would imagine that it is not all ideal being a deer.  There are coyotes and cougars around here and probably hunters too but at least this fence will no longer harm them.  I built this fence P.C. (pre cancer) years ago and it really amazes me when I see it now.  A Grand Entry and over 300' of ornamental iron fence.  I had discovered steel finials by then and unlike cast iron finials these will not break off.  The fence was designed to keep a couple Scotty Dogs in the property not to make it deer proof.  Sometimes a lazy deer would not jump hard nor high enough and would become impaled on the fence.
 One of my "Stone Posts"
   So I have added a "trip bar" over the finials and now a failed attempt will not become fatal.  The front of the property is completed and today I will complete the back section.
 Picture to prove it.
   For the record I wore boots!  It was cold, freezing and damp when we began and you could see the frozen spider webs along the fence line.
   I am so sore and so tired!  I won't even tell you about my hands; I don't want to hear it.  Today it will be done.

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conservativelybohemian said...

This is a magnificent fence, Jerry. I'm awed by the stone posts too. Gosh, but I'd love to learn how to do this kind of stuff. Your poor hands! Hoping you give them a much needed rest over the next week or so!

Tiffiny said...

Very nice! I wasn't sure what you meant by a 'trip bar' but now that I see it it's quite a nice addition. Anyone that didn't know better would have no idea that bar was anything but ornamental.

SooZeQue said...

Time to take a break, warm yourself by the fire with a snifter of brandy and call it a day. Replenish yourself - we'll be here when you are rested. Beautiful fence and I know it was a huge job. I would never have the energy or will to do something so large.