But lurking in the back of my mind was the coming winter. The fencing would have to be removed. The thought of all that work being undone was a bit heartbreaking. But Saturday was the day set aside to put the garden to bed for the winter, and the time had come.
The upright stakes pulled out of the ground easily and were stored in bushel baskets.
The branches were separated between the long ones (that ran to the corners of the garden) and the short ones, and bundled and tied and stored in the shed for the winter.
We're happy that the branches can be used again. And we're even mulling over the idea of using the long branches upright in the front porch urns with Christmas lights entwined come December.