Hi everyone and welcome back!
My husband and I moved to Franklin, MA about 4.5 years ago. We immediately fell in love with our house - generally a huge no-no but we knew it was "the one." It was built in 1880, has an updated kitchen while maintaining it's original hardwood floors, has a front porch AND a great back deck and has a fabulous backyard with a patio for a fire pit. Sitting at 3 beds, 2 baths, it was (and still is) the perfect size for us and our growing family!
We really lucked out and haven't had to do a lot to the house over the last few years. So we decided this is the year to get started on some of those "long-term" items.
First up - a new fence. We had an old 4' cedar wood fence around the front side of the yard and a 6' cedar wood fence around part of the side yard but the rest of the side yard and the back yard were not fenced in. With a high prey drive dog and a 2.5 year old, we really needed a fence around the entire yard to keep everyone safe and contained. When a storm came along and (literally) blew down part of the old fence, we decided it was time!
We went with white vinyl picket in the front and part of the side yard, and black coated chain link around the rest of the yard with gates between us and our neighbors. Our quality of life has shot through the ceiling now that we don't have to worry about anyone escaping and we can spend more time outside!
Old cedar wood fence:
Old fence is down, new fence is going up:
Playing in the backyard!
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