The gate on the vegetable garden side of the house was on its last legs. 15 years in the weather and termites had done it in.
So Glenn made a new one!
I designed it. And he fabricated it in his makeshift welding shop on the other side of the house!
We found the large sawblade and the wheels in Pennsylvania and Virginia
on our last trip to visit Erika. We packed the wheels in our
roll-aboard suitcase and checked the sawblade! (Even with the $25
baggage charge the sawblade was much less expensive than we can
find them here.)
We don't know how long we will live here (with Erika and any future grandchildren living on the east coast) but we wanted a gate we didn't want to have to worry about -- no painting or staining and no food for hungry termites! We don't even have to worry about rust -- it's already rusted! The only problem now, is that I won't want to leave it when we move!
The bell (up there on the left) clangs when the gate is opened. And the little fan blade in the lower left, spins when the wind blows.
And even though we never leave the always-hungry Corgi-girls alone in the vegetable garden yard, we were sure to leave no spaces big enough for a Corgi-girl to get her head caught.
A gate like this wouldn't suit everyone, but it sure suits us!