Our poor garden is being destroyed by rabbits. Instead of building a permanent fence around it I’ve elected to try an electric one to deter the little buggers. I don’t mind sharing but they’ve eaten ALL the green beans
Initially the electric fence will be about 2 1/2 feet tall. If I find they’re smart enough to start going over the top it will be easy to add insulators and additional wire to make it taller. If I can keep it at this height We will be able to easily step over the fence and not have to bother with turning it off to gain access to the garden
The fence charger needed to be mounted some where that it can be protected from the elements. Instead of mounting it under the beck porch and running the wire out to the garden I elected to mount it inside a plastic Cabelas ammo container I’ve had sitting around. My thought process was this would allow me to place the charger right at the fence while cutting down on wire for myself and the family from running into accidentally. Mounting it inside the ammo can will also provide an easy way to store and transport it.
The wire itself is five rows high. To prevent it from shorting out on the grass it received some attention from the weed eater to trim all the grass and the application of Round Up to prevent the grass from growing.