Last night I was hanging a little gate I'd made a couple of months back. It had been leaning up against the shed for all that time and as the girls weren't back when I got home from work I seized the moment and hung it.
|New gate hung (made out of pallets)|
The reason being I need to get the small bottom field ready for the sheep as they're in desperate need of fresh grass but It has three gate ways and only one gate (well two now). This little gate fixed the hole into the orchard (which is pretty important to keep sheep free) and I already have a swinging gate onto the road, but the other gate might just have to be tied with baler twine for now.
|The bottom field almost ready for sheep|
This was something I didn't want to do as it's the being of a slippery slope. I grew up on a farm which had two swinging gates across all it''s fields, my childhood was spent jumping out of the Landrover or tractor to drag open the gate for my dad. Normally held in place with three bits of string and you had to leave it in a certain place or it would fall over. Sometimes when checking the sheep I would have to open three of these gates and close them again, it used to drive me mad.
As the land was rented there was never a huge incentive for dad to hang them but I was always certain mine would all swing.
Maybe one day!
Who else ties their gates with string and has to drag them open?