That is right the hens have been in my herb beds and have came pretty close to destroying half of the plants.
We dug through the shed and found some of this wire fencing to temporary keep them out. We did not have enough to put it in prettily, had to cut a few corners.
This only worked for a day or two then they started hopping over the fence and proceeded to scratch and dirt bath the day away. So the next temporary barrier was some plastic mesh we use for different gardening projects.
Like I said these were just temporary fixes until the hubs finished building some fencing to enclose the boxes.
After we had these in place the feathered ladies stayed out for a day or two until they figured out that they could just step between the horizontal rails. So the dear hubs had to cut more horizontal rails to attach in the middle between the top and bottom rails. Finally we seem to have foiled the raiding of the herb gardens.
So far I have only cleaned out one box and replanted the empty spots.
There are three more to be replanted and prettied up, as long as these persistent ladies will keep moving along to buggier pastures.
This is Millie, she needs to keep moving on. Happy Farmgirl Friday!
I am a mother of 3 daughters and grandmother of 8, 6 boys and 2 girls. I love to sew, paint, garden and enjoy many different crafts. Ladybug is actually my Scottie's name and she gives my hubs and I many hours of pleasure. I dream up many ideas of which a few I manage to make happen. My husband is very talented and has a few hobbies of his own so he puts up with my many hobbies and the mess they leave behind. I cannot say this blog is about anything in particular except our love of home, family and friends with a few interesting things sprinkled in here and there.