The Fence! And beans, burgers and beer!
Last weekend we built a new fence. We had an old rickety fence where the neighbour dogs who love Suzie’s Pet Treats kept finding their way through the bottom by digging and breaking the fence. It was about a 5 foot fence with large gaps in it, so there was no privacy. So it was time for a new, strong, tall, gap-less and vinyl fence styles. We went with a brown pressure treated wood, staggered the boards so there are no gaps and went over 6 feet high – and we love our new fence! We had a lot of help from family and friends and we really needed that help! We have never built a fence before and we aren’t carpenters – so the help and advice we received truly was priceless!
When we have people over to help us out, it’s only natural to provide some food and drink! I wanted something different than the regular pizza and wings so I started off making some crock-pot “cheat” beans. I took some canned maple beans and added bacon, onion, Worcestershire sauce and dijon mustard.
I put everything into the crock-pot for about 4 hours on low, and they tasted like homemade beans! This was our dinner after a hard day of cementing and putting poles in.
Sunday was the day we installed the fence boards, lower stringers and built the gate. For some quick and tasty eats, I bought some burgers with all the fixings, potato salad, coleslaw and potato chips. The burgers I bought were awesome and I am going to be buying this Compliments brand again!
Then to wash all this food down I had plenty of pop and beer available. One beer that I enjoyed myself was the Easy Radler by Bowen Island Brewery. This beer is low in alcohol (3.2%) but has a refreshing lemon taste. It is sweet and fruity and went well with burgers and fence building!
Now onto the feature – the fence! Here is a little slide show where you can see the before and after pictures!
We have a few more projects to complete in the yard this spring and then we are set for camping for the summer!!
Upcoming on the blog:
- Ultimate Vegetable Guide
- Mother’s Day/Mom’s Birthday Brunch
- Cinco De Mayo Food
- Camping Food
Do you like homemade baked beans? How about “cheat” baked beans? Have you ever built a fence?