Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Sunday, June 7, 2020

The Fence That Bill Built

When we moved to Linderhof 32 years ago, there was a "privacy" fence on the back property line
It replaced a privet hedge that was probably planted when the house was built

It was made out of plain boards and considering the low cost of erecting the fence,
it lasted 35 years which is probably 10 years longer than it should!

It looked rickety 
(like if our dogs weighed 200 pounds instead of 20 a good lunge at the fence and down it would come!)

So we hired a fence builder
A "fence whisperer"
Bill Lalman

And the day finally came when he appeared
To build us a new fence!

Here yesterday, gone today
(no fence which meant that the dogs only could go out front and only on a leash --
they were not happy dogs.
Mollie laid on the breakfast room floor looking out at the garden - HER garden)

They dug the holes for the posts
Not by hand -- they had a BIG hole digging machine!

Then you put in the posts
In concrete for you don't want your fence to fall down!

Cross boards to hold the upright boards

And fence building began!

Every good fence builder needs a break
And so I baked some oatmeal, raisin, pecan cookies for them!
And they ate them all!

The new fence
It's taller than the old one
(which is good for the garden seems more private)
We definitely don't have to worry about the dogs getting out of any nooks and crannies
for it hugs the ground

And from our alley
Doesn't that fence look like a masterpiece
If the old one lasted 35 years, this one will last 100!

Thanks to Bill Lalman and his crew for the wonderful job
that they did on our back fence.
If you live in SE Kansas and want a fence built,
Bill's your guy!


Faith said...

you have a beautiful back yard, and the fence looks wonderful. I would love to have a fenced in yard. It looks sturdy.

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Looks good. Happy for your dogs and all!

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

This looks wonderful!

On Crooked Creek said...

Amazing job on your new fence!
Here on my side of the Prairie, we all have privacy fences.
I do like the backdrop to the Gardens that they bring.
Oatmeal Cookies, eh?
I have some Tree Trimming fellows coming next week,
guess I'd better get out my Oatmeal Cookie recipe, too!
Enjoy your new fence for many Seasons to come!

Unknown said...

So beautiful!!!

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