Re: [OM] IMG: Seen Around the Yard

Subject: Re: [OM] IMG: Seen Around the Yard
From: Jim Nichols <jhnichols@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 9 Mar 2020 17:42:11 -0500
I had to Google "grape stake fence" to see what you meant.  My neighbors have some wooden fences that use wider boards, but resemble those, and they have also had to replace or reinforce posts that rotted at the soil line.  Your new fence looks nice, and I suspect, should last quite a while.

On 3/9/20 5:27 PM, Moose wrote:
On 3/9/2020 7:08 AM, Jim Nichols wrote:
Thanks for the comments, Moose.  I have no idea where the Grape Hyacinth came from.  Several years ago, I found them near the street. These were 100 ft away from that spot.

The Spring Beauty and Speedwell are common east of the Mississippi River.

The fence was a mistake.  I had it installed when my wife wanted another dog, a Poodle like her Mom's.  Before she found a dog she liked, a long-haired black kitten wandered into our lives and adopted us.  He climbed the fence with ease.  Now it is covered with vines and foliage planted by perching birds, and is an eyesore.  So much for good intentions.

I'm now on the third property line separator on the north side. When I bought, in '81, there was a big, healthy Eugenia hedge. Lovely, but  robust and requiring regular trimming. Then a new virus showed up, infecting all the many Eugenia hedges and such.

So in '91 came the grape stake fence my then neighbors HAD to have. As is common with such wood fences, the posts have been cracking at the base and sections leaning over.

Now our current neighbors are doing a major re-creation of their front yard. So, another new fence. <https://photos.app.goo.gl/fkVwUySGv2saXwxYA>

I guess 29 years is a pretty good run for the old fence. This new one is FAR better built, so I figure it's the last one I'll have to deal with.

Good Neighbor Moose

Jim Nichols
Tullahoma, TN USA

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