Well it took about 3 weeks to get it finished but the front yard is finally fenced. I finished by hanging the gate after work today. We fenced the front yard for a few reasons. We are putting the bee hive inside the fence to keep it away from the chickens who would think each bee made a fine snack. It also places it up in the vicinity of the dog yard and house which will both be a deterrent to bears. The added advantage to keeping the chickens out of the yard is now I can have my edible perennials and not have to fence each planting bed.
So far we have planted inside the fence blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and asparagus. I have some elderberries and ground cherries yet to plant this year. The strawberries and blueberries all bloomed really well and now have fruit set so we should have a good berry harvest this year.