Spring is teasing us and briefly stepping aside so that Old Man Winter
can have his last stand.
Cold winds blew across the farm yesterday.
Undaunted, I forged ahead with Spring projects and chores.
Happily, I dug my hands in potting soil most of yesterday...
planting seeds for broccoli, Romanesco cauliflower, cucumbers,
red kale, blue kale, rainbow chard, herbs, and several varieties of flowers.
The tiny pots of seeds will stay warm on electric seedling mats while they germinate.
Self appointed supervisors, the turkeys gobbled orders at me
through the greenhouse door.
In spite of the cold, everyone seemed tired yesterday...
TomTom lounged in the greenhouse...
while Sammy and Moll kept an eye on me from the doorway into the barn.
Even the horses spent a lazy day.
Horses nap while standing, but only get REM sleep while lying down.
I wonder what Ollie is dreaming about!
The bunny fence is finished.
And for those who wanted to know how I made it...
here is what I did:
Cedar 1X4X12 cut into 4 foot lengths for the pickets
One pine 2X4X8 cut in half.
Electric drill with screwdriver bit
Electric scroll saw or jigsaw
1 5/8 or 2" wood screws
Whatever shape you wish to cut on the top of your picket can be found online if
you search for "silhouettes". I searched for "rabbit silhouettes" for mine.
I traced the outline on a piece of plastic (or cardboard) to use as a pattern.
Traced on the top of each 1X4. Cut out the shape with the scroll saw.
Sanded the edges.
Lined up the 2 (each is 4 ft. long) 2X4's and placed the pickets across them, evenly spaced.
I spaced them about 1 1/2 inches apart or so.
Carefully measure the height of the picket in whatever formation you wish to make.
Screw pickets onto 2X4's.
Trim bottom of pickets so that fence is even across the bottom.
I used the jigsaw.
Treat fence to protect from the weather.
(I used outdoor polyurethane.. the kind used to treat wooden boats)
I will screw 4X4 fence posts on each end (attached by metal "L" brackets)
to put into the ground to hold it up.
Simple as that!
If you make a fence, I would love to see it!!
This would also make a great gate for a plain picket fence.