Bear with me...
I'll get to the creative part of this post in a minute.
We have an ongoing war going on on our property.
A war with beavers!
Actually, my husband has a war going on with beavers.
We live on a 20 acre lake and have several creeks on our property that feed the lake.
Every winter the beavers start chopping down our trees and damming up our creeks.
These pictures were taken back in January...
This is a beaver dam...
This is my husband preparing for battle...
Let the war begin...
Tearing out the beaver dam...
Ah...the sound of rushing water...
They really are fascinating creatures! They can take down multiple trees and build a dam overnight!
On this particular day, my husband pulled out two 16 foot long boards that the beavers drug from the neighbors yard and put in their dam!
Eventually the war is over!
Beaver builds dam.
Man tears out dam.
Beaver rebuilds dam overnight.
Man tears out dam... again.
Beaver rebuilds dam overnight... again.
And so on and so on.
Then beaver moves on to aggravate someone else.
On the bright side, the beaver leaves behind lots of cool sticks.
So, when life hands you beavers, make a trellis...
(Now for the creative part...)
I arranged some of the sticks on the ground and my husband screwed them together.
We put our beaver stick trellis where I had planted a clematis.
We have a lot more sticks to use for other projects...
I'm thinking, arbor!
Here's another beaver stick I used to hang a window from...
I laid the stick across 2 shepherd hooks and screwed 2 hooks in to it to go through 2 eye hooks I put in the top of an old window. I love how it looks hanging in my zinnia garden!
For now, we have a little reprieve from the beavers, but in about 5 months it'll be war again!
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