A year ago this month we built a new elk-resistant fence in the north-west corner of our lot where the critters repeatedly broke through our old filament fencing. Now we’ve finally completed the additional 120 feet of fencing to the north east lot corner. Gone are the mangled black filament, logs, sheets of bamboo and metal posts bent by the bear break-in last fall.
Now we have a consistent run of green metal fencing strung on eight-foot high 4×4 posts each set in 120-pounds of concrete. And a gravel path leads to a nice cedar gate opening to the neighbor’s lot, a cedar bench and bird bath. It’s a great place for a morning cup of coffee or to watch the sun set on Mailbox Peak to the east.