More Panel Work and I Help Barry Dig a Bush Up

Wednesday April 25, 2018 Guerneville CA.

Making more garden panels

I need to get my garden enclosure built as it’s time to plant around here, so I stayed home to work on it.

I welded up another panel.panel


Barry finds himself some work

During a break my brother Barry came by on his dirt bike.We got to talking and he mentioned he could use part of my bush which I think is a pineapple guava. That meant he’d need to dig it up and see if he could split off a piece.

He got more exercise than expected

He came back later and started digging the bush up and splitting a piece off. It turned out to be quite a job.



I did some digging too

He was doing a lot of complaining  because the bush wouldn’t come out. I went over and did some digging for him and we put some water in the hole to help soften up the dirt. Eventually I left him at it and went back to my own work.

After about an hour he stopped and hunted up a beer at the neighbors. The bush kicked his butt.

He’s in there working away. barry3


When he came back from his beer he got it out and went on home with it.

Attaching wire

I continued working on my project. Here I’m attaching the wire to the panels which seems to be especially hard on my back.wire4


Installing panels

Once I had the wire all attached to the panel I pulled it over to the garden and added it to the one I made yesterday and installed it.

It’s hard to see the panel, but there are two of them installed now next to my blueberry patch.garden5


I have two more panels welded up that need wire attached and then I can start planting after I get them installed.  I can add the top later as I get them done.

Cold pack time

I got done just before dark and by then my back was about wiped out. I went in and put the cold pack on the back which helped out a lot.

That was my day.

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Shopping For Hinges and Wire and I Construct a Garden Panel

Tuesday April 24, 2018 Guerneville CA.

I needed some hinges

I ran out of hinges for my panels yesterday so I needed to go get some more. As long as I had to go get hinges, I might as well get some chicken wire too, but how much?

I need more hinges because I decided more gates would be nice. They are more trouble to build, but the more I build the handier things will be.

Used chicken wire

My brother Tom said he had some used chicken wire I could have, but I didn’t know what size and how much he had, so I walked over to his garden to see what he had.

I walked by these bees. The boxes seem to be multiplying. They didn’t bother me.bees


Tom with the wire

I was going to cross the creek on this log, but when I put my foot on it, it slipped off, so I started to walk around it when I ran into Tom with the used wire he was giving  me so I hopped on his golf cart and we drove back to my house.log2


Used wire

He had these two rolls of five foot stuff which would work good on the top panels.wire3


Shopping for wire

So I drove over to the shopping area and drove into this stores fence material area here.store4


I picked up some wire and some hinges too and a few other things.

Here’s all the wire I have, about five hundred dollars worth of the new stuff.wire5


Constructing a 20 foot panel

I started right away working on a 20 foot panel with I had to cut and weld together.rebarweld6


Putting wire to the panel

Once I  had the panel welded up, I started cutting wire for the panel. I’m using some 1×2 inch welded wire for the bottom foot and 1 inch x 6 foot chicken wire to finish it up to the top.fencewire7


Here I’m cutting the wire to length.cut8


Hog nose clips

I used hog nose clips to fasten most of the wire to the rebar panel.wired9


Finished panel

Eventually I had all the wire in place which looked like this.panel10


I left about six inches of wire on the bottom that I needed to bend at 90 degrees which I will eventually bury in the ground.clips11


I used a 2×4 to and bent the wire around it as a guide.bend12


Panel in place

Once the 20 foot panel was complete I dragged it over to the new garden area and propped it up here for now until I get the other pieces built.panelup15


I checked on the grape plant I moved yesterday and it seems to be doing real good.



It was nice out just before dark so I sat around the yard chair hopping unit it got dark.

And that was my day.

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