Tomato Fortress in Pictures

Every year my in-laws grow tomatoes and every year they have to fight off moles and other critters trying to eat the tomato plants. The gate they usually used wasn’t very effective so this year my father-in-law (who just turned 72!) decided to build a fortress to keep the pesky critters out.

He built the frame, covered it with chicken wire and made an entrance so they can walk in and out of the fortress. As you can see from the following pictures, the tomato plants are so tiny compared to the huge fortress!

1.

Preparing

Preparing

2.

tomato fortress

Building the frame

3.

tomato fortress 2

Side view of frame

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Center frame

Center frame

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other end of frame

Other end of frame

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Grandpa working hard

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Grandpa's Little Helper

Grandpa's little helper

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applying chicken wire

applying chicken wire

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Get me out of here!

Get me out of here!

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All done

All done (side view)

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