Building a fence

For some reason, a past owner of my house built a chain link fence about 12 feet from the property line.  There is a hill separating my yard from the neighbors, but the hill doesn’t drop much until it is past the property line at that section.  Additionally, there were some huge bushes planted behind the fence that had gone crazy.  They didn’t appear to have been trimmed for a long time and had been allowed to grow through the fence.  This resulted in a 50-60 foot long area by 15-20 feet wide that was being wasted.  As an avid gardener there was no way I could let that stand.

My property line after I had removed some of the bushes.
My property line after I had removed some of the bushes.
So much wasted space over there.
So much wasted space over there.

I ended up working on brush and fence removal off and on for almost two year.  I hadn’t realized just how much junk was growing in that spot.

Now that I have cleared that area, I needed to build a fence quickly so my kids wouldn’t go down the hill and hurt themselves on accident.  I went with 4×4  pressure  treated posts and 2x4s and 7.5 inch dog eared fence boards.

Mostly, I think the fence turned out well.  I did get off of my straight line with one of the sections, but as I add to the fence I believe it will not be noticeable to anyone besides me.

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I am going to put the extra area gained to good use.  I already planted a pomegranate tree, and will be adding a chicken coop to the area in the near future.

-Joshua

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