Fences, Gates and Bridges: A Practical Manual
Fence it in. Fence it out. Surround, protect or decorate. This practical manual originally written in 1887 and published again in 1992, 105 yrs. later, shines as a trusty resource for simple to complicated fence building. Rail, sod, board, picket even barbed wire fences are all here. Plus the gates, fastenings, wickets and stiles needed for getting in & out & up & over are all here. This useful book will come in handy when there’s errant livestock to keep in or hungry wildlife to keep out. For vegetable and flower growing a section of a fence may be just what the climbing vines of sweet & edible peas, morning glories, cukes, gourds and beans need to stretch and display their growth.
The clear pen & ink drawings from another century are appropriate for any era. The copy is straight forward and clear.
If you don’t have a fence or gate before reading this book, you just may come up with a reason to have these additions to your landscape. Then you will need to mow around the structures with a scythe!