High Security Willow

I tend to find “farmy” things to do when I travel. Mr. Caffeinated teases me about my busman holidays. This time, I built a fence.

My favorite ex-neighbors in the whole world recently celebrated an anniversary, and he bought her a willow tree.

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Problem is, deer love willow trees. In two days, they’d already stripped the lower branches.  We scrounged around, and begged some T-posts and a pounder from a neighbor, and got to work.

One layer of fencing was not going to be enough.  Deer would have laughed at a four-foot-tall fence, leaned over, and kept nibbling.  A great use of 10′-sections of pipe: double the fence!

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There wasn’t any wire laying around, but there were zipties.  Reaming out the holes in the pipes took a bit of work, but made it possible to use the really heavy duty zips.

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Redneck engineering, complete with rednecks!:

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At one point, I pulled the ladder towards myself, inadvertently spilling one guy’s beer all over my jeans.  Many jokes were then committed, mostly along the lines of if I were pulled over for a breath test, I’d blow a zero but my pants would likely blow a three…

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We got done just before dark.  If the deer manage to eat any more of that willow before it outgrows that fence, then they’ll have had to develop opposable thumbs.

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About dep31

I am a farm-raised homeschooling mom. I take great joy in making nutritious food that inspires people to take seconds. Thirds, anyone? We are a God-fearing, Christ worshiping family that enjoys good friends and good eats. If the kitchen is clean and the living room carpet is visible, then that's a nice bonus.
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