Just put up most of a fence and now have to build gates. I'm curious what everyone's gates look like.
We have heavy deer, wild boar and monkey pressure. For now we are happy to just keep out the deer and boar, but would like to at least use a latch that the monkeys won't figure out. We will add electric fencing for the monkeys later.
Get a pet gorilla, that will scare them off!
On a serious note though, you've got monkeys to keep out? Good grief and i'm moaning about an obnoxious badger. Permies does put things in perspective indeed.
Maybe they're afraid of guard dogs? Maybe grow veggies in polytunnels , underground green houses for your fruittrees. Netting over your whole plot.
My gates are tube gates, in in places where I need to stop drafts, or contain baby lambs, I put cheap roofing steel sideways on the tube gates, and use self-tapping screws to adhere the steel. It is cheap, and I can put such things as latches and holders.
Of course my gates serve the purpose of closing areas off, but really, they're just kind of for fun. Considering I'm only on a third of an acre total, and most of the gates are in the back yard which is probably 1/8th or so of an acre, it's really overkill.
I really like my gates, and admire other people's homemade gates as well. Most of my gates were inspired from ideas I got from the internet, although they're all entirely my own design.
I'm try'n. Rarely succeeding, but I'm try'n.
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