Thursday, April 10, 2014

Don't Fence Me In!

But that's exactly what we did - we fenced ourselves in.

We started out in January - the month was so dry that it was okay to start right away. The Geek designed the fence and then one Saturday afternoon began building.



Everything of this fence is handmade (except for the nails and screws and stuff like that). We bought the redwood and then set up the miter saw and cut, cut, cut. After I had asked him, the Geek showed me how to handle the saw and I was happily cutting the pickets.



The Geek dug the holes in the ground for the posts, sometimes with the help of Kaefer. I was the one who screwed the pickets in place for a big part of the fence, slowly working my way along.




Until, one day in March, the fence was completed. It was a day to celebrate.






It feels so much nicer now with our fence. We will keep it in this natural state, even though the color will gradually change to gray. But that is okay.


I'm linking this to "Good Fences" at the Run *A* Round Ranch for the first time - this definitely is a good fence!

25 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

wow! the two of you do GREAT work! that looks awesome!

and thank you for linking in!!! :)

Susan said...

Hi Carola and thank you for popping over to my blog.
Now that is certainly a beautifully constructed fence. I admire the handiwork and patience that has gone into it.
It also looks quite at home already, keeping watch over your vegie patch and adding charm to the front. Well done :D)

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Congratulations! It looks sensational, you must be very proud. And you are right, it is definitely a good fence.

Alica said...

What a beautiful fence...and all completely hand made! I'm impresses. You can be proud of this!

MeOfCourse said...

It's a great fence Carola. Very artsy and that's why you should link it to PPF as well. You both did a great job on it and I love your garden area. Great job. Have a great weekend.

Elephant's Child said...

It is a BRILLIANT fence. I hope you are all very proud of yourselves - I suspect I would pat it lovingly each time I walked by.

Ida said...

You did a great job with the fence. Looks fabulous and I bet the cedar smell was wonderful too.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Carola Bartz;
Wow; what a big job!!! I DO admire what you and your husband your husband accomplished☆☆☆ I understand your feeling for keep it natural very well♡♡♡
Your photographs are SO wonderful and I really am happy and honored to be your new follower.

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Margaret Adamson said...

HI I loved seeing how the fence came about and nice to seeing you had a hand in the making of it. I love shot 10 best.

Willkommen auf meiner Kreativseite. said...

Großes Lob! Das habt ihr wunderbar hinbekommen. Sieht wirklich schmuck aus! Ein tolles Häuschen habt ihr.

LG
Renate

Hindustanka said...

I like your wooden fence Carola!
It gives a house a feeling of protection and also more cozy look :)Great job!!!

Nadege said...

Great job! It looks beautiful!

Jutta.K said...

Respekt, so ein toller Zaun !
Und dann noch in Eigenarbeit,
ein Meisterstück.
LG
Jutta

Sandra said...

this is a wonderful and beautiful fence and i much prefer natural over white and also love weathered gray. you are both really talented to build it from scratch. most just by the 6 foot sections and nail them up... red wood will last a long long time.. your photos are amazing.

Judy said...

What a beautiful fence!! Oh, I think the gray color will look great.

see you there! said...

You are a woman of many talents. Lots of hard work equals a very attractive fence.

Darla

windrock studio said...

It really IS a good fence, a real beauty! All the hard work has paid off ... your home is lovely.

Brian King said...

Nicely done!

nookworm said...

Now...THAT'S A FENCE! How wonderful that you are able to claim your part in its construction. It is both pleasing and awesome to see, knowing how it got there.

Magic Love Crow said...

Wow, you should be very proud of yourselves! It looks amazing! You did an excellent job!

Gotham Girl said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Wow! It DOES look fabulous! I love the color of the wood and it really is beautiful there. Very nice job, too! Enjoy your weekend. I hope you're sitting back and enjoying the view! Hugs!

patty said...

Awesome Carola! Great job! It means a lot more when you do it yourself and redwood is the perfect, most durable material.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Well now, ya'll did a mighty fine job on that fence. Such a sense of accomplishment knowing that you did it all yourselves. I love the natural look and with it being open it's not obtrusive and blends into the surroundings. Great job. Best wishes, Tammy

Christine E-E said...

What a wonderful addition to your house. In addition to providing some privacy, it appears that it will allow you to increase your gardening efforts for the neighborhood to enjoy too.