Hi everyone- We are crazy busy around here sprucing up our yard. Denver got a lot of rain during the month of May so we are behind on yard cleanup and repairs. One of the items on our list was a gate update for the back yard.
We have a Bernese Mountain dog who used to fit under the gate. And then in a blink of an eye, one day she found out she was too big.That’s our Chloe, the Miley Cyrus of Berners (Miley circa 2015).
You can see her assessing her situation. She ultimately needed help from her human brothers. It’s one of a thousand funny stories of our Chloe.
Over the past year she has learned to leverage her size to bust her way out of the gate. And, the gate took the brunt of the damage of a determined puppy who preferred the view from the front yard versus the quiet solitude of the back yard.Look closely, on the left you see the hinge is broken off the gate and the lock no longer latches.
gate | before
With a short list I headed to Home Depot for fence posts, new hinges and and gate latch. The last two items were located on the garage door aisle. Ladies! Where would we have stocked the gate hinges and latches?
gate | details
The entire gate update took less than an hour because I just replaced the existing boards (facing out) and spaced them a few inches apart. This way, Chloe could look out through the slats. At least, that’s what I told myself.
I love the gate update for the entrance to the backyard
gate update | after