We wanted to try to become more self sufficient (you know, in case there's an apocalypse!), so we're turning our back yard into a garden, we bought several fruit trees to start with, built two square planter boxes, three rectangle boxes with a green curtain. We have morning glories, trumpet creeper, and moon flower vines growing up our green curtain. The green curtain will block out some of the sun and heat getting into the windows and reduce our electric bill in the long run. The vines my look pretty thin now, but when the sun is up I can already see they produce quite a bit of shade on the ground already. We also just got our second rolling compost bin built, so we can finally mow the grass down in the back yard and start it composting. The first one is full of half way done compost. Yay! So excuse the way the back yard looks, we are still in the building phase, and we need to mow (Summer is in full swing in Texas, and the rest of the world says its Spring...supposedly.) We built a frame with net for our raspberries and wild blackberries to climb on. And lastly we built an "L" shaped frame, put nails around the inside of the frame then wove jute string to form a net and are letting our climbing plants in the garden planter box be supported by it. To keep out pests, like rabbits and the neighborhood dog that's allowed to roam without a leash and likes to dig up our gardens we stapled chicken wire to the bottom of the fence all along the fence, and staked it to the ground so he and the bunnies can't get in. I know the rabbits can burrow, this makes it much harder for them, also we have no back neighbor, it is all farm land, so I think they will give up and go eat the buffet rather than work to get at our small garden. I think that covers everything pictured. We got all this done in the space of about 3 months, we still have a few things to do, like build a chicken coop for our little chicks we got last week. Thanks for looking!
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