The Fence- Again!

Once upon a time, a crazy couple bought a house with a lovely 6′ chain-link fence (see left… and right, for that matter). Whoa.


One Summer, the king of the castle had too much free time on his hands (hah!) and took that ugly lovely fence down.

The King & Queen enjoyed a wider panorama and an excellent relationship with their lovely neighbor.  It also was an excellent passageway for the neighborhood cats to come and go as they’d like.

One December, a cold wind blew and that excellent neighbor decided to move.  Her lovely cottage sold to strangers.

The King & Queen wanted their privacy back, so they erected a fence of cedar boards and a gate from a no-sag gate kit from Lowe’s.



Since the King & Queen had no servants, they erected the fence themselves.  Crookedly.  And had to dig the post holes a second time (Thanks, Dad!).  Yep.




The story ends well, however, with the city inspector smiling at a job well done… the second time.

The King & Queen vowed never to build a fence again, but to hire someone who knows what they’re doing.

But they will certainly miss the cat litterbox highway (*cough*)

The End.

Great, Ugly Backyard Cleanup of 2015- The Fence

Happy December, Everyone!

We have a fun Great, Ugly Backyard Cleanup of 2015 update to share with you all! We’ll soon have to change our Ugly Backyard Cleanup of 2015 to Ugly Backyard Cleanup of 2016- Hah!  It’s a process, for sure.

A few weeks ago, my dad came up for a working visit.  He has incredible vision when it comes to landscaping.  We don’t have any vision at all when it comes to the yard, so we’re grateful for any help.

Here is the backyard before- the view toward the back of our property:


So, as you can see, the property behind us is… not exactly what we want to wake up to in the morning.  It was time to regain our privacy.

As luck would have it, a monsoon (exaggerating) arrived with my dad, so we dug post holes in the rain.  Woohoo!


The rain passed overnight and we were able to put the 2×6 headers and a trim piece on top of the posts.


We took a day and a half to install the horizontal slats…DSC_0701DSC_0699

…and hid the seams with trim boards. IMG_3128IMG_3122DSC_0702

We also began a project in the back corner of the property that will tie in to the new fence’s style.  Hopefully, we will be able to continue work on the new project soon!


This yard is shaping up and, most importantly, we have a plan!  Thanks for following along!