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Enclosure Update

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Posted by: curtis9980 at Sun Jan 2 19:12:00 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by curtis9980 ]  
   

So, after finishing the adjustments to my box turtle enclosure this afternoon, it dawned on me that I want to drastically expand it, all the way down my fence line. It will cost a little money, and take a couple afternoons, so I hope I can get it done before April.

My plan will allow me to go from the current 110 square feet enclosure to around 450 square feet! This means more boxies! And a much bigger pond, where I plan to see about moving my water turtles into as well. I posted a pic of the flower bed I will be replacing. It will run all the way down this fence and continue through the current enclosure space. For now, I'm planning to knock out the landscape timber pen and do all board on post, using a foot wide board and a cap. I think it will jut out and have angles, to break up sight lines. I plan to keep the night pen contained in the new enclosure, and maybe add another smaller one if I do move the water turtles to this enclosure as well.

I'm hoping it looks something like the picture Tess has on her website under housing. I just love that pen. It's so nice looking and looks so functional.

I also think I will only have to pull out two plants. This is my butterfly bed, but have been disapointed with how few blooms I get on some of the plants because it only gets morning sun. But that's perfect for the boxies! So I will knock out two problems with one project. I also have a TON of plant ideas now. Let me hear any ideas or suggestions you guys have.




   

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