Saturday, September 18, 2010

Making A Start

There has been copious amounts of huffing and puffing around the garden today.
The First Sergeant's lady found an absolute 'steal' on Craigslist, enough cedar split-rail fencing to
build all of those projects we've talked about lately.
One fifth the cost of new lumber, and all delightfully weathered over the past fifteen years.

Bright and early this morning , The First Sergeant and favorite son-in-law, loaded up the truck and trailer and headed out to collect the 'goods', and before noon this was the result.


The first sections have been installed, and as the days progress, we'll be installing more.
We added a barnwood birdhouse

The Morning Glories are still blooming their little hearts out.




The field is full of wildflowers
An old garden implement wheel a yard sale 'lucky' find
A 'ginger' helper

21 comments:

DJan said...

Wow, this blue beauties are awesome. Are you going to show the progress of this fence? I look forward to it!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Congrats on getting your fencing, Jo... I'm so happy for you ---and I know you will love it.

Love that last picture of your little helper too... ha

The Morning Glories are gorgeous...
Hugs,
Betsy

Celestial Charms said...

Such a lovely fence. There is nothing quite as nice as reclaimed wood. Looks great on your property.
Maureen

mamabug said...

The fence looks wonderful and the little ginger helper is too cute for words!

Deb said...

I love those morning glories. There is such charm in an old fence, I'm sure you will enjoy it. That little Ginger munchkin is a darling. Hugs, Deb =^..^=x5

Cozy in Texas said...

I always enjoy your beautiful pictures. I stopped by an English shop on Friday and enjoyed browsing. It's nice to find a little bit of "home" when you're far away which is how I feel when I visit your blog.
Ann
Cozy In Texas

Sunny said...

love, Love, LOVE the fence! The Morning Glories are Glorious :)
☼ Sunny

Penny said...

What a lovely fence and so lucky to find it all ready that beautiful colour.
Your helper looks a bit like mine.

matron said...

Love the photo's,your flowers are still looking so fresh and colourful,ours have all gone now and the garden is looking very drab.
Good luck with the fencing,sounds like hard work.

COUNTRY GAL said...

Wonderful photos ! fences are strangly wonderful to photograph . Love your morning glories. We have had to cut ours back they were truely taking over our gardens, they grow fast and their vines are very strong.

Barbara Anne said...

Score! What a great find and just exactly what you wanted. To have the fencing already weathered is just the cherry on top! You can't buy that look at any store.

Love the beautiful flowers! You take the best photos, as usual.

Hugs!

bennie and patsy said...

It looks great and those morning glories are just beautiful. It is 4 days until the best part of the year.
Patsy

Jill said...

Beautiful photos! Your fencing is a wonderful find.

Peggy Montano & Paintings said...

Just beautiful. You will greatly enjoy all including remnants of a still.

Peggy Montano & Paintings said...

I mean "steal" not "still" as in moonshine still. :-)

Louise said...

What a lovely fence, and, it came complete with a birdhouse! That was surely a lucky find. Your ginger helper is a cutie pie. Look at that long tail, carried straight up in the air!

Jeri Landers said...

oh WOW, you beat me to it! We've been searching Craigslist for cedar fencing too. It looks fabulous, as do the Blue Morning Glories. Nothing says Tennessee like cedar fencing, it always looks wonderful against our lush green backdrop, doesn't it? Nice job First Sergeant!

George said...

The 'new' fence really looks great. I know this involves a lot of hard work, but the results are going to be gorgeous.

Custom Comforts said...

What a lovely blogsite!!! I am new at this and feel so blessed to have come across your blogsite. Your pictures are gorgeous and I feel like I'm in England. I've always wanted to visit England and through your posts, I feel like I am there. Thank you so very much!
Cindy

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Your garden is really beautiful, you photographed them well too.

Rose said...

You really have some nice pictures here...I LOVE the fence covered in morning glories. Both views.