We finally have a garden gate

I don’t usually get so excited about a bit of fencing but this one has been on my to-do list since we arrived. No more will helpers (or us) need to climb the electric fence to get to the back garden.


Here’s the before pic of the fence line we used to traverse regularly.


Like most projects, it ends up being more complex than planned. I had to re-strain and secure all the existing wires to the new posts. The line of shade cloth keeping the chickens out relied on good fence tension.



  1. Jane G Says :
    6 October, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    And what a magnificent specimen of a gate it is! Well done that man!

  2. Peter Hodge Says :
    6 October, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    Looks like a neat piece of work.

  3. NealR Says :
    6 October, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    I spend a whole summer when I was at Uni making gates just like this. You’ve done a great job. You’ve even put the nuts on the outside of the gate…..or have you (where is @rdiva?) :P

  4. John Says :
    6 October, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    Thanks guys – proof that a city boy can fence?

  5. Rosemary Says :
    7 October, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    I can relate to the feeling of having the new gates. My hubby made some splendid ones last summer to keep the sheep away from the house garden, he even stained them! Good work, now you have averted a groin strain!

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