One of the things on my seemingly unending list of projects to do around the 'burbstead is to fix the fence on the south side of our house. My dad built it about 5 years ago when my parents were living in here. It replaced a tall privacy fence and a neglected raised flower bed that had been there since my Mom bought the house several years prior. Dad built the new fence with a double gate that was big enough to drive his truck through, and a 10 foot high entry way that made it look like entrance to a ranch. All that was missing was a couple of wagon wheels and a cow skull mounted on top. It was a good fence, and it made a handy support for Snap Pea trellis, but unfortunately the posts weren't made of pressure treated wood. Within the past year, the two tallest posts started to rot through pretty bad, and the fence began leaning.
Bob Vila would not approve
This coming week is Spring Break, so I've decided to knock down the Ponderosa fence before it falls over on somebody. I took it all apart today, and I'll be able to salvage most all of the slats. I'm thinking about moving the fence out a little towards the front of the house, thus expanding the back yard (and also allowing me to expand my garden - see how nice that works out?) I'll have to run that one by the next door neighbor first, though.