Monday, April 27, 2009

Job done

This project has been waiting for a nice day. The lattice panel which created a fence panel had been in place since we bought this house. Last summer we noted that it was a bit run-down looking but never found the time to replace it. Over the winter, our frequent snowfalls meant that all the shoveling landed in this corner of the yard. Poor thing definitely didn't have much life left in it.

So Anne grabbed her hammer and nails. We had several fenceboards that we'd salvaged from the side fence (whre the truck crashed through) when it had been replaced. Perfect. Now to figure out how to do this without actually replacing the post.

Our neighbor laughingly refers to this inventiveness as the 'Hornby Island school of carpentry'. All I can say is that it works and I think it looks fine. We solve our engineering problems with flair - we think. And then, we decorate with another recycled piece that is just for whimsey.

And this little hermit thrush sang to us all afternoon. Not the greatest photo but he was kind of hard to coax into cooperation.


Rudee said...

The fence seems to have been repaired by artists. Perhaps it was the birdsong that inspired them.

Rosemary aka fabricfan said...

Hornby Island must be great going by the looks of your fence. Good work.


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