Hope you had a great weekend! What did you do?
We spent Saturday in the studio working but on Sunday we decided to make a quick day trip to the land to check in on things as it’s been a month since our last visit. We wanted to drop some things off to get ready for building!
First, a quick update on Mister Christmas Tree! We planted him a month ago and I’ve been worried sick about him. So far he looks good! I don’t think we’ll know until Spring if he’s in the clear, but for now he looks great. We gave him a great big hug.
I got a bunch of cameras to set up on the land so I can check out the wildlife when I’m not there. For some reason the deer and bunnies don’t stop and visit me when I’m there. It really breaks my heart. The cameras are Trace and Wingscapes (which are built on Moultrie technology). I have 2 cameras that are motion activated (wildlife and security) and one camera that will be doing a time lapse on the land. I can’t wait to use the time lapse camera for the garden once it’s up and running. I’ll be checking the cameras every time I visit so hope for some exciting animal photos! Expect full posts on the cameras once I have some photos!
This is the Wingscapes time lapse camera that I have pointed in the direction to take in the entire property. This will be fun to view overtime as things get built. I’m going to start using these for specific projects in the Spring once the garden is running. How fun would a time lapse be of all the vegetables growing?
The garden fence is going to be started on this month! This is so very exciting as it’s really going to get things up and running once it’s built. Matthew will be going up to the land with some friends to build it. It’s probably going to be a multiple weekend process. We’ve gone back and forth about what type of fence we need. We know it needs to be high (deer) and we know it needs to also protect from critters. Originally we were going to do a complete wire mesh fence, but surprisingly it’s really hard to find a roll of wire fencing that’s 8 feet tall. We could double it up, but the math didn’t end up in our favor and we’d be wasting quite a bit because we have to buy multiple long rolls. (Note: fencing is not cheap!) It looks like what we’ll be doing is building a 4 foot wire fence at the bottom and then we’ll be putting boards across in a pattern up top. This will all be a experiment but we have to start somewhere. I’ll have a full DIY fencing post up once it’s done!
Still confused trying to visualize the fence? Ok.
Hope that makes sense!