The last of our grandes projets involves the erection of a deer fence to defend our newly landscaped spaces from said deer. David wanted it to be not visible from the house, so it has wound up being a rather long fence, to say the least. The fence has four gates, three of which are standard issue farm type gates, but the fourth is the main gate onto our property, and required something a little special. It is going to be slightly Japanese in style, although made out of steel tubes. The guy (John) who is constructing and fabricating it for us has turned out to be reliable and thoughtful, two traits that are valued highly around here. He came up with the design for the gate, and we went over to look at it in his shop on Sunday.
Gate Sketch - the arch will actually be made up of two different arcs with different radii.
The gate - way bigger than I thought!
John and the gate
As the deer fence is 7’ high, the gate is also quite tall, and spans 14 feet (with two swinging segments) to allow for trucks to get in and out. It gets hung temporarily this week too get the hinges set, then it's off to the shop to be powder-coated. The arch is due to be set over Thanksgiving weekend - woo-hoo!
I think the money flow has finally trickled down to almost nothing....