The gate is up and we are really happy with it. We have about $2000 into it, and that was mostly to the welder guy to make make the metal hinges and supports. Half of that was his labor time. The wood was free (from our trees cut down) and we did purchase the stain. I haven't priced out wood gates, but dh says they are super expensive. We have a gate latch coming and eventually we will add the automatic gate opener. We already have the electricity run out to the gate piers.
View looking out the gate:
So, nice to have one of our last big projects done and get that out of the garage space, haha! DH is slowly getting more room in there. He does have a little bit of lumber left. He plans to build me an arbor for the yard, but most of what is left is too twisted to be usable, so he's just going to cut up for outside fire pit wood. I think he also emptied another bin or two out in his shop. As he was able to move stuff stored under the work bench up to his new cabinets, he was able to move stuff from the bins to those under shelves.
DH got a great picture of the eagles with his phone, through the telescope the other day.
I imagine she'll be laying eggs soon and we'll see her sitting there for about 12 weeks, like last year. The telescope was worth getting, just to get a daily close up view of them (though usually we only see one at a time up there at their nest).
I think I'll make some banana bread today. DH didn't eat the last group of bananas, so they either need to be thrown out or made into bread. I think I'll try freezing a couple and see how that goes.
We still need to finish our master bedroom closets......