Keeping the Rabbits OUT!

So what do normal people do on a 95 degree day? They swim or stay out of the heat! What does a gardener do? They work int the garden, heat and all. I had no choice, the rabbits were ruining my garden.  In early spring, a wood fence with plastic seemed like a good idea. The fence was relatively inexpensive and we were already spending money on paint, Craiglist, and dirt. We decided to save some cash by getting a cheaper fence. Well, that choice actually ended up costing more money. The rabbits figured out how to chew through the fence! They even ate my broccoli that was ready to be picked! I’m happy they didn’t touch anything else in the garden. 🙂

    
I decided to go to Lowe’s for a metal fence (which costs $27.00 per roll and we needed two rolls). Then, I figured since I was taking the fence apart, I might as well stain it! Yeah, since that is a fantastic idea on a 95 degree day! So, I got rid of the plastic fence, stained the fence, and my husband put on the metal fencing.  It was a lot of work, but I love the way it looks!

Before:

After:

I even had a little help 🙂 He slept while I worked, but he was happy to be in the shade with a nice breeze.

I also had to replace the destroyed broccoli, so I went to a local flower shop. I got three different types of peppers. Buy one, get one free! I also bought a few other plants. I bought BBQ Thyme, spearmint, oregano, flowers, and sweet potato vines.

   

Below is where the broccoli used to be. I hope we have finally figured out how to keep rabbits out. If this doesn’t work, I might try the hair trick. My aunt told me to use hair (dog, human, whatever) and sprinkle it around the garden. This trick is actually on a lot of garden blogs too! I just didn’t want animal hair all over the garden.

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