|Where we last left off......|
Yesterday I shared part one of the adventures our family here at Muse Cottage had in raising a fence. A de-fence against the public as my youngest daughter put it, hence the title. Since moving to the cottage on the busy corner , where there is a constant stream of both regular traffic, but people on bikes, scooters, and on foot. We live right near two bus stops and very close to businesses as well. Our street, at the other end is even the exit off of the freeway. So really busy is an understatement!! There are no sidewalks on our street or the side of the cross street we live on and during the rainy season people would walk across our yard to avoid the muddy path, or to avoid walking in the street. I can not say I blame them. Then we put in the drive way and new pathways around our home, and a few actually used our new walkways, would walk down the side of our home, across our porch and down our drive way to avoid getting their shoes muddy. That was just too much! The other issue is that all my windows, and I like to open the blinds, face the busy streets and I felt like I was in a fish bowl. So a fence was put ahead of getting a new bathroom, or any more work inside at all till it was complete.
In part one I shared that we had quite the bumpy time of it getting the holes dug, as there was just so many roots from a near by tree and a tree that had once been there, been cut down, but the roots remained. I would swear there is not a square inch that is not riddled with the darn things. We had rented a gas powered pole digger, it did us no good past the first three holes. The man powered one did not either, not in the long scheme of things. So, it came down to small garden clippers, shovels, and even saw blades. Eventually as the sun set over the trees half the fence was up and the rest was to have to wait till the next day off that my husband had. So when that day finally rolled around a few days later, and we lucked out with good weather... other than it being very breezy we once again rose very early, went and got breakfast, and then set to work.
|Up with the birds yet again......|
|Just like on day one, the day started with coffee and|
a bagel.. oh and some yummy Mandarins.
|The sun now up......|
|A close up of the cute Pintrest inspired front door decor|
for Spring.... combo of a grocery store umbrella and
a few Dollar Tree flowers and ribbons, and even
the cute sign is Dollar tree ! Fifteen minutes later and this
was the result.