Saturday, July 5, 2008

fence

Privacy in the back and security at the gates make for a whole new feel in our back yard. Dakota Fence of Minnesota did the work, and they did a fantastic job with our little space. We are loving it.

Before ...


During ...


After ... (One thing we learned during this process is that the horizontal rails customarily face the yard of whomever owns the fence. The neighbor gets the nicer, finished side.)


Before ...


After ...


A side yard view with the gate open ...


Busy yard ...


"Stuck." That's what Daniel says when he encounters a gate he can't push open. (We decided to keep one side of chain link fence that adjoins our neighbor's very private and beautiful yard. To replace it would have meant trampling on her extensive and gorgeous landscaping — and besides, we didn't want to lose the view.)


The crew (plus Daniel and our nanny) pose next to the main front gate.



Next stop: The garden store! Now that we have a proper yard, we want to try to landscape the back section a little more.

9 comments:

kristine said...

It looks wonderful!
It does stink that the neighbor gets the nicer, prettier view of the fence.. Oh well.
I laughed when I read "stuck" Graycen uses that word so much. Anytime she can't get something, can't do something, can't reach something - it's always 'stuck'

Andrea said...

The fence looks great! What a difference it makes. Have fun with the landscaping - Linder's flower mart at Rosedale has everything at 50% off so you can find some really good deals on nice plants. Happy planting!

Coach Megan Thomas said...

It looks great -- what an oasis! I love the posts, too. Enjoy!

-Megan

Anonymous said...

Oh, that looks fantastic. It really makes it so nice and private and secure for you all. Bravo! How nice to know that you can kick a ball around or even turn your back on the boys for a moment if you must.

Sounds like we should go to Linder's, too. Thanks, Andrea.

--Laura S.

Emilie said...

Oh yes, we were at Linder's today! And we'll probably be going back ...

Anonymous said...

What craftmanship!
Someone who puts their name on their work takes pride in what they do. How cool that you captured the team for your blog.

Have fun with the new view!

LYMI,
Elizabeth

Kristie said...

Wow, that is beautiful!

Christina said...

What a difference! It truly looks like an oasis now. ENJOY!

Marketing Mama said...

Awesome! I wish someone had told my neighbor about the ugly-side of the fence facing him. He did his backwards and we have the back side of it in our yard! Plus it's really old. I wonder what would happen if we painted the side facing us?