I feel official now... after living here for seven years, we finally have a gate across our driveway! It seems all country farms have gates, several gates in fact, on their property to keep the animals where they're supposed to be. Well, we don't have animals that need to be kept in (someday, hopefully!) but we have had some minor (mailboxes damaged or pulled out of the ground) and some not so minor (house broken into and items stolen) incidents in the neighborhood lately so to discourage the hoodlums from driving onto our property we decided it was time for a gate.
We purchased a 16' gate so the original 4x4's had to be moved to make a larger opening and accommodate the gate and hardware. Country Boy also added a 4x6 post that he had to attach the hardware to.
I'm so thankful he can tackle projects like this!
He added an old tiller wheel to the bottom of the gate to help support it and to make it open easier and smoother.
While it may seem counter-productive to have a gate across the drive when we don't have a fence all the way around the property yet, it's all we can do for now. The fence is being installed as the monies become available. A neighbor gave us some fence boards that he had no use for anymore so as soon as we can get some more 4x4's we'll continue on a few more feet with the fence. Eventually, a fence will surround the property but at least for now, the hoodlums would have to walk off our property with whatever it is they are taking!
All done! (How 'bout those grapevines on the right covering the arbor! Can't wait to make some more grape jelly! Mmm, mmm good!)
Till next time,