We had a another nice day for working outdoors. Low to mid-fifties, partly cloudy and no wind.
I have had a fairly major landscaping project (partially) completed. The old raised garden bed has been removed along with nearly all of the landscaping I had put in myself. (Moment of silence for all the sweat and sore muscles). In it's place, there are fruit trees and bushes, and exciting new edibles.
All of which is for my family, and not for the deer that like to roam the area, eating people's tulips and nibbling away their cherry tomatoes. The small enclosure my husband made for the old garden bed worked perfectly. Deer stayed away, allowing us to enjoy the chard and lettuces I planted.
This new installation is on a much larger scale. I now have peach trees and apples to protect. My neighbor has a nice collection of fruit trees that have grown well. His secret? Homemade tree cages, crafted from rolled wire fencing. They were just hanging around outside his shed and he was happy to give them to me. Reduce, reuse, recyle! I did get from him a length of fencing that was too short and too warped to cage one of my trees, but I took it anyway, figuring I could use it for one of the bushes.
I have never made anything like this and didn't have the proper tools. A trip to the Home Depot solved that problem, and I got to work.