Projects & Recipes
The post I made of the natural garden fence the other day, scratch that. Buck, who should have been named TANK, ran right through it. He found a hole, well a gap between branches and dove through it. Although he was graceful while being chased down my Orthos, Buck didn’t think twice about running through it. After rethinking the whole fence thing, I had a flash back. Years ago I was over my favorite grandmother’s house, and her and my favorite aunt sat in the backyard arguing over a rock garden. Grandma had two beautiful long hair Golden Retrievers named Niki and Rusty, who would stampede through the garden. These two women would bust their butts making the entire back knoll into this breathtaking rock garden. Lillie’s of the Valley and wild violets strewn about and a tiny waterfall. These gardens are still legendary in my mind, and I have still never attempted one due to the fact I know I can’t recreate the same stunning look.
At any rate, while these two sat in the dirt arguing about where to, and how to integrate a Red Flyer Wagon of Day Lillie’s, I watched them. I think I had been listening to them for about 10 minutes when I started picking up sticks in the yard and weaving a sort of tiny fence. It was only about 9 inches tall, and 12 inches long. But, I had woven a panel that was very tight almost like a basket, using dead concord grape vines to wrap the ends in place. “MARVELOUS”! they yelled at me and I about wet myself. The three of us ran around gathering long sticks and made a grid fence to block the dogs.
Flash forward back to today. I had been complaining to Macgyver about Tank, I mean Buck, and I mentioned the fence we had made years ago. Ever have one of those moments when you need an idea to complete something, and while explaining it to someone, you actually spew out the answer… and still don’t realize you know what to do? Light bulb moment. Well it was more of a, “uh, um, honey, DUHHHHHHHHHHHH” moment when Macgyver gave me this look as if he stood in front of a complete idiot. OH, hey yeah I can do that fence I told you about ha ha ha ha ha. “You think”? he said.